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Farallon Islands

Craig Lenning and Jon Rauh pose for a photo after the swim. (Jon Rauh)

Athlete Swims From Farallon Islands To Muir Beach; Only 3rd Ever To Complete Trek

Muir Beach resident Jon Rauh probably thought he’d seen some impressive feats after returning from the San Francisco Giants home opening win over Arizona, but he says he soon became one of a handful of spectators to one of the rarest accomplishments in Bay Area athletics, one some say hasn’t been done since 1967.

04/09/2014

Eye on The Bay: Farallon Islands

Feds Hold Public Meeting In SF On Farallon Islands Mice Eradication Plan

Federal wildlife officials are holding a public meeting in San Francisco Thursday on a proposal to use a rodenticide to eliminate invasive mice from the Farallon Islands.

08/29/2013

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Coast Guard Responds To Charter Boat In Distress Near Farallon Islands

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fishing boat with two dozen people aboard that was reportedly taking on water near the Farallon Islands Sunday afternoon.

06/30/2013

Eye on The Bay: Farallon Islands

Eye On The Bay: Farallon Islands Part Two

“Eye on the Bay” journeys 26 miles west of San Francisco, gaining rare access to one of the most mysterious island formations in the world

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/14/2012

Eye on The Bay: Farallon Islands

Eye On The Bay: Farallon Islands Part One

“Eye on the Bay” journeys 26 miles west of San Francisco, gaining rare access to one of the most mysterious island formations in the world.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/13/2012

This Humpback Whale is playing with the ship, surfacing on one side before swimming underneath to the other side. These whales can grow up to about 52 feet long and weigh up to almost 80,000 pounds. They're found in oceans all over the world, including the Southern Ocean near Antarctica. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Blue Whales, Humpbacks Begin Feedings Season Near Farallon Islands

Boaters are being warned that humpback and blue whales are starting to appear in the waters outside San Francisco and have been sighted in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

06/06/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

U.S. Sailing To Investigate Farallones Yacht Accident

The Coast Guard is asking sailing’s national governing body to investigate last month’s fatal yacht racing accident off the San Francisco coast.

05/01/2012

Alexis Busch as she appeared as a bat girl for the San Francisco Giants. (Busch family photo)

SF Giants Host Memorial For Former Bat Girl Killed In Yacht Race

Friends and family of one of the sailors lost in the capsizing of the sailboat Low Speed Chase are gathering for a memorial service hosted by the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

04/30/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

San Francisco Yacht Club Official Agrees With Temporary Racing Ban

Vice Commodore Tad Lacey said the temporary ban is appropriate in light of the deadly April 14 accident near the Farallon Islands.

04/29/2012

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Body Found At Bodega Head Was Sonoma Man, No Link To Yacht Crash

A man found dead at the base of a cliff at Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast Tuesday evening was identified Friday as 58-year-old Brian Christopher Abel of Sonoma.

04/27/2012

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