Acorn Barnacles

This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

From Wired.com Excessive bleeding is, in some sense, an engineering problem. “For us, everything is a machine, even a human body,” says Hyunwoo Yuk, a research scientist in mechanical engineering at MIT. “They are malfunctioning and breaking, and we have some mechanical way to solve it.” About 1.9 million people die every year from blood loss, sometimes from trauma, sometimes on the operating table. Bleeding bodies are wet, … Continue reading This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

There is still time to sign up for this Virtual Talk tomorrow night sponsored by the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom Who: Paige Howorth –  McKinney Family Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Audience: All are welcome! Program Description Everyone is familiar with the … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

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Did You Know – History of CNM’s Bunker

Did you wonder how the bunker at Cabrillo came to be? Well with the help from Ken Glaze, a new document has been added to the ebinder about the history of the bunker at CNM. Ever wonder about Cabrillo National Monument’s bunker? The one located between the main parking lot and the lighthouse? What is commonly called the “bunker” at CNM is more accurately named … Continue reading Did You Know – History of CNM’s Bunker

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🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁

By Karen Scanlon Few people living today claim the distinction of being a ‘lighthouse brat’. These are the children of lighthouse keepers. But one such East County resident, and CNM volunteer, Patricia Dudley Goulart, makes this very assertion. Patricia grew up at the lower Point Loma Light Station. Her father, James Eliot Dudley, was assistant keeper at the time of her birth 90 years ago … Continue reading 🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁

The head of a gray whale surfaces to breathe

Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?

SAN IGNACIO, Mexico — For thousands of years, the gray whales of the eastern Pacific have undertaken one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal — starting in the cold waters of the Arctic, then down past the densely populated coasts and beaches of California before finally finding refuge in the warm, shallow estuaries of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Only to turn around and … Continue reading Something is killing gray whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?