The Farallon Islands, just off the coast of San Francisco, California, are a prime habitat for sea birds, marine mammals, and sharks. The Farallons sit in a highly nutrient rich area due to ocean currents which attract a whole ecosystem of animals to feed, reproduce, and rest.
[Photo by Alycia Drwencke and caption by Karli Chudeau]
Allen, S.G., Mortenson, J., & Webb, S. (Eds.). (2011). Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast. Los Angeles, CA : University of California Press.