Category: Discussion

Wildlife Are Lovable – Give Them Space

Wildlife need space!

Who Is Really Whale Watching?

Explaining disturbance to the public

I work on reaching out to target audiences – pilots, boaters and paddlers – about how to avoid disturbance to seabirds on the California coast. One of the big challenges is explaining why flushing birds can be a problem. For most people, seeing birds fly…

When to draw the line between research and protection

I run a marine debris program that performs monthly surveys, with the help of trained volunteers, at beach sites along the coast. During the winter months we often come in contact with elephant seals at our survey plots.  Recently I was joining my volunteers during…

Saying Something Takes Courage…

I have the pleasure of working at the north end of Crissy Field and today, while out for a lunch break, I witnessed 5 young boys approximately 9 years of age throwing rocks at gulls. The gulls were floating in the water near the shoreline…