Farallon National Wildlife Refuge

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Farallon National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR
PO Box 524
Newark, CA 94560

Phone:510-792-0222
Web: www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/farallon/farallon.htm
Established: 1909.
Location:Islands 28 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Special Features:Refuge protects the largest seabird breeding colony on the Pacific coast south of Alaska, hosting more than 300,000 birds each summer.
Habitats: 211 acres of rocky islands.
Access: Closed to the public. Local conservation groups sponsor trips to the islands; contact refuge office.
Wild life: Western gull, tufted puffin, and American black oystercatchers, elephant seals, California sea lion, California brown pelican, white sharks.

See other parks in California.
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In other centers of great white tourism--San Francisco's Farallon Islands, South Africa, South Australia--shark cage diving can be frustrating.
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A Coast Guard helicopter, a cutter and a smaller boat were searching the waters around the Farallon Islands, 30 miles west of San Francisco, early Sunday for the missing crew members.
The Red Triangle, which covers a roughly triangular area from the Golden Gate Bridge across to the Farallon Islands and down to Big Sur, is a dangerous destination for open-water swimmers.
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Journalist Casey scheduled a one-day visit to the Farallon Islands in November 2000 in order to interview two biologists, Peter Pyle and Scot Anderson.
Thirty miles west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge lie the Farallon Islands, with some of the most forbidding terrain in America.
Noisy, squawking anklets, for example, got an ominous start to the breeding season by nesting in far fewer boxes than usual--120 instead of at least 400--on the Farallon Islands off San Francisco.
Each September through November, great white sharks the size of cars gather in the waters near San Francisco's Farallon Islands to feed on the area's population of elephant seals.
On Great White Adventures' Farallon Islands trips out of San Francisco, patrons often see this.