Farallones Webcam

Sugar Loaf

The California Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and PRBO Conservation Science have teamed up to launch a live streaming web cam.

This camera, which sits atop the lighthouse, can be used to observe breeding bird colonies, and breeding seal and sea lion colonies. It can also be used to observe ocean conditions and the off-shore activity of birds, whales and, possibly, great white sharks.


We hope to collect valuable scientific data with minimal wildlife disturbance and environmental impact. Researchers, wildlife managers, and curators can remotely control the camera to view whatever interests them and, at the same time, give the general public the opportunity to explore the islands remotely.


natural history collection

The Importance of Natural History Collections


Front Cover Hearst Publication

CAS Special Publication: The Coral Triangle - The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition


The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

Our ancestors used to dine almost exclusively on leaves and fruits from trees, shrubs and herbs until 3.5mya when a major shift occurred, according to four new simultaneously published studies.

A series of 4 scientific papers shows evidence of an expanding variety of plant foods, written into the enamel of fossil teeth.

Discovery of North American Honey Bee Fossil

PCAS Volume 60, Nos. 1-9

Proceedings paper spurs article in Science News! Click on the above link to read more and for information on how to order.