Exploring the Farallon Islands


Established as a national wildlife refuge 100 years ago, the Farallon Islands are centered in one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. While off limits to the public, a handful of scientists study this unique habitat, a breeding ground for marine mammals and hundreds of thousands of birds.

Click on the map points above to see short videos and sets of photos from our trip to the islands.

In this audio slideshow below, Get a behind-the-scenes look of QUEST's trip to the Farallons and find out what's it's like to live on these rocky, remote islands - for both the birds and the scientists who study them.

Visitor Photos

Join the Farallon Islands photo group on Flickr to share your photos of this amazing place.

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