Latest from Farallon Islands
October 30, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
After four years of consideration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced earlier this month that the ashy storm-petrel has been denied protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
October 04, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn
John Wade is one of about 20 skippers who make up the Farallon Patrol for PRBO Conservation Science. Skippers offer …
October 04, 2012 by Glen Martin
You’ll likely smell them before you see them: A rich ammoniac scent engulfs our boat, and then they loom out …
September 27, 2011 by Aleta George
Marine scientists gathering data off the Golden Gate have zeroed in on a number of hotspots of biodiversity, including transects north and south of the Farallon Islands. Turns out, though, that even hot spots aren’t so hot when a toxic red tide rolls in.
August 15, 2011 by Juliet Grable
Artist Eva Chrysanthe has always been intrigued by the Farallon Islands, those distant humps on the western horizon. But when she discovered a trove of old letters about the islands, she discovered a dramatic story that’s taking shape as a new graphic novel about the Farallon Egg Wars. She’ll talk about the project this Thursday in San Francisco.
May 26, 2011 by Juliet Grable
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials extended to June 10 the deadline for accepting public comments on a controversial proposal to eradicate nonnative house mice on the Southeast Farallon Islands. Opponents cite concerns that the poisons will endanger a range of wildlife on or near the islands, while proponents say the project will help threatened seabirds and the island ecosystem.
May 11, 2011 by Juliet Grable
Now extended through June 10, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking comment on a plan to use rodenticides to eradicate non-native house mice from the South Farallon Islands. Officials say the mice threaten nesting seabirds, but critics charge that the effort could actually endanger birds on the island.