Scientist take over • Scientist take over

Eventually, in the early 1970s, even this facility ceased operation. But by that point, scientists had arrived on the Farallones, keen to observe the wildlife that lived there. And since then, a small population of researchers have eked out an existence on these tiny islands out in the open sea that guards the mouth of San Francisco Bay. Photo Credit: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

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