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Join us for our Octopus Soirée on April 8, 2017 at the San Francisco Zoo. Marvel at one of the most unique and bizarre animals on Earth! Octopuses are aces at camouflage, squeezing into tiny places, and
capturing all types of prey. In her 8 pm talk Jenny Hofmeister, Ph.D of Scripps Institution of Oceanography will share her latest research and describe the role this master manipulator plays in our California
Current ecosystem. Full details!
Coastal Wildlife Walk, March 25, 2017. Explore the breathtaking beauty of the wild north coast at Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands with Farallones sanctuary naturalists and wildlife experts! In spring, seabirds are starting to nest on these cliffs and jagged rocks, and flocks of shorebirds are stopping en route north. Take in panoramas that may include gray whales with newborn calves, traveling slowly as they round the historic Point Arena Lighthouse. Pack a picnic lunch, and learn how and why these lands and waters are federally protected, and about our Beach Watch citizen science program that is monitoring these shores. Full details!
Gray Whale Watching, April 22, 2017. Witness the mighty gray whale migration on this naturalist led half-day cruise. We “join” their annual northbound migration through our marine sanctuaries as they travel from Baja California breeding grounds to their Arctic feeding grounds with their calves. Learn about their natural history, their recovery from near extinction, and the survival challenges posed by their roughly 12,000 mile round-trip journey. Discover the natural history and adaptations of the seabirds, porpoises, seals and sea lions we encounter. Full details!
Whale Watch Fundraiser – Supporting Conservation Science Programs
Join us for a whale watch fundraiser May 6, 2017 hosted by Monterey Bay Whale Watch to support GFA and GFNMS conservation science programs. Spring whale watch trips usually see gray whales (moms and calves!), humpback whales, ORCA, other marine mammals, plus albatross, and other seabirds! Monterey Bay and nearshore waters are thriving with wildlife. Beach Watch staff will be your naturalists for the day. Full details! To purchase a ticket click here
Come enjoy a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center open Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm! The center offers hands-on activities that create an intimate experience with our marine world, as well as access to a sandy beach and green space that’s perfect for a sunny day trip.