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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Craig Rosa

Craig Rosa is KQED's Senior Interactive Producer for Science & Environment. Prior to joining KQED in October of 2006, he spent 11 years with The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, where he worked to create innovative educational visitor experiences online and within the museum space. He was also responsible for the museum's Information Services operations. He began his informal science interpretation career at the Brooklyn Children's Museum as an Assistant Exhibit Developer and Greenhouse Program Coordinator. Craig has a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.

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