CNMF – Development Coordinator

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation (CNMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and philanthropic partner of National Park Service supporting Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego’s only National Park. CNMF is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator to support fundraising, events, and communication efforts for our growing organization. Collaborating with the Executive Director, this individual will perform a variety of administrative and communication duties related to membership and events activities. … Continue reading CNMF – Development Coordinator

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The Six Best Places in the World for Whale Watching

Whale watching as an organized activity began in 1950 when the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego was declared a public place for gray whale watching. Since then, thousands of tourists have come to this American city to enjoy the spectacle offered by various types of whales, such as blue whales, humpback whales, minke whales, and orcas. In fact, due to the diversity of species … Continue reading The Six Best Places in the World for Whale Watching

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How Lobster Eyes Can Help Astronomers Get a Wider View of the Cosmos

VIP Mary submitted this article. She says “This new kind of telescope reminds me of the use of the fresnel lens in lighthouses, just in reverse. This new telescope takes light & images in from multiple sources where as the fresnel lens projects & refracts the light source out to a wider angle from the original light source.” The crustacean-inspired technology can help us analyze … Continue reading How Lobster Eyes Can Help Astronomers Get a Wider View of the Cosmos

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January 2023 – Tides

Our dedicated volunteers at Cabrillo National Monument take photos of the exciting flora and fauna down in the tidepools! We want to try and capture the wonderful photos that volunteers are taking in the tidepool area. This blog post is published on a monthly basis, but we need your help. We encourage you to keep contributing by submitting your memorable photos and/or short videos to These can … Continue reading January 2023 – Tides

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What’s in the Tidepools? – December 2022

(NPS Photo/D. Orr) Welcome back to the tidepool season at Cabrillo National Monument. Here is a sampling of what our volunteers observed during this month. Remember to send in your photos; we truly appreciate sharing them with everyone. You can find videos on the Tidepool Videos page. TPERP Mary photographed some raccoon tracks found in wet sand/rocks. The Point Loma Peninsula is home to a … Continue reading What’s in the Tidepools? – December 2022

Talking Turtles – A Speaker Series

Talking Turtles: A Speaker Series Here is a chance for some more Continuing Education. The Living Coast Discovery Center is offering this series. You need to RSVP for the talks as they have limited space. Join the Living Coast Discovery Center for our new speaker series “Talking Turtles” happening select Saturdays at 2 PM.  This series features marine biology professionals and our conservation partners as we … Continue reading Talking Turtles – A Speaker Series