Latest Farallon Islands Stories
The first-ever intensive research trip to the bottom of the sea in the waters north of Bodega Head, California has produced a few startling discoveries – including a new species of coral.
NOAA researchers have announced the discovery of several shipwrecks in the waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait, as part of an on-going investigation into the “ghost ships” that can reveal much about the maritime and cultural history of the area.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating San Francisco Bay's enigmatic shark species, Aquarium of the Bay, in partnership with Sea Stewards, presents SHARKtober, a month-long event focusing on the local shark population.
By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--The endangered brown pelican, which faced extinction in California 50 years ago, is returning in record numbers to the Farallon Islands, according to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory.
The mass starvation deaths of murres on Tatoosh Island off the Olympic Peninsula may be due in part to unusual weather patterns along the West Coast, scientists say.
Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos.
The Ashy Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma homochroa) is a small, scarce seabird of the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. Breeding colonies can be found on islands off the coasts of California and Mexico, and it is one of 6 species of storm petrel that live and feed in the rich California Current system. Both its common and scientific names come from its coloration; one authority has suggested naming it Coues's Storm Petrel after the man that described the species, Elliott Coues. Description...
- Large; stout; burly.