• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

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  • 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures

    From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

Climate Change: Multimedia Presentations

On this page you will find a number of The Natural Laboratory multimedia presentations that discuss some of the impacts of climate change and what Point Reyes National Seashore is doing to reduce its carbon footprint.

 

Listen to the Declining fog in coastal California? podcast - 5:27 minutes (6,405 KB mp3)
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Watch the Burning Ancient Life: The Geology of an Oil Reserve Soundslides presentation - September 22, 2011 - 4:40 minutes (~9.5 MB)
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Listen to the podcast - 4:40 minutes (5,478 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (64 KB PDF)
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Listen to the Ocean Acidification: Where will all the seashells go? podcast - 8:46 minutes (10,288 KB mp3)
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Watch the An Underground Answer to Greenhouse Gasses Soundslides presentation - October 19, 2010 - 5:36 minutes (~10.7 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,266 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (63 KB PDF)

 

Watch the Birds on the go: Climate change and California's feathered friends Soundslides presentation - September 9, 2010 - 5:24 minutes (~10.5 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,062 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (64 KB PDF)

 

Watch the Sustainability at Point Reyes National Seashore Soundslides presentation - September 9, 2010 - 5:23 minutes (~9 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,042 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (65 KB PDF)

 
Frank Schwing with a lighthouse in the background. Image courtesy of NOAA

Listen to the Exploring how Climate Change is impacting the California Coast podcast - December 15, 2009
Part 1 - 4:56 minutes (5,789 KB mp3)
Part 2 - 4:22 minutes (5,122 KB mp3)
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Read the transcripts
Part 1 (65 KB PDF) / Part 2 (62 KB PDF)

 

Watch the Fishing for the Humboldt Squid Soundslides presentation - November 24, 2009 - 5:16 minutes (~9.2 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (6,189 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (67 KB PDF)

 

Did You Know?

Elephant seals at the main colony at Point Reyes

Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...