Farallon Islands

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Woman Completes 'World's Toughest Swim'

She braved sharks to swim 30 miles to Golden Gate Bridge

(Newser) - A San Francisco resident has become the first woman to swim the 30-mile stretch from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge and conquer one of the world's most dangerous crossings. Kim Chambers, 38, dove in the cold water late Friday and passed under the bridge about 17... More »

Divers Find Ghost Ships Near San Francisco

Remote-controlled underwater vehicle explored 3 historic wrecks

(Newser) - Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just spent five days uncovering three historic shipwrecks dating back to the decades following the Gold Rush. More than 300 ships are thought to have wrecked in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, which spans 1,300 square miles off... More »

World's Most Rodent-Packed Island Has Just 2 Options

Blanket island in poison, or deal with the 60K mice

(Newser) - Those suffering from musophobia would be wise to steer clear of the South Farallon Islands. The archipelago, which sits just 27 miles off San Francisco, is the most rodent-dense island in the world, with an average of 500 Eurasian house mice occupying each of its 120 acres (that's 60,... More »

Search Ends for 4 Missing in SF Yacht Tragedy

Monster waves hit boat mid-race

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has called off its search after two days hunting for four sailors— three men and a woman —missing from a 38-foot sailboat that crashed during a race that started in San Francisco Bay. A fifth sailor's body has been recovered, and three were rescued from... More »

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