The arch at the entrance to the tidepools, by the large boulders, is getting weaker each day. The high tides routinely scrape the bottom of the arch. Last week, I had the chance to look at the arch from the ocean side during low tide. As you can see a large crack is seen bisecting the arch. Looking a little closer, you can see how … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Arch Safety
Last Friday, a lobster rescue occurred in the tidepools. Visitors reported that a lobster trap with lobsters in it was seen north of Zone 1 in the tidepools. TPERP Coordinator Pauline and Ranger Donny went to inspect the reported lobster cage. They confirmed the report. Lobster traps occasionally wash up into the tidepools after breaking loose from outside the tidepools. They are usually weighted down … Continue reading Lobster Rescue
Dixon Lanier Merritt wrote a great limerick regarding our fine feathered friend in 1910: “Oh, a wondrous bird is the pelican! His bill holds more than his belican. He can take in his beak Enough food for a week. But I’m darned if I know how the helican.” In this field note we discuss the Brown Pelican, the uses of its gular pouch, its diet, … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Excuse Me, What Do You Keep in Your Gular Pouch?
Please join Cabrillo National Monument in celebrating the longest marine mammal migration by attending our Gray Whale Festival on January 25th, 2020. During this event, we will have park staff and whalers from the Natural History Museum at the whale overlook to point out Pacific Gray Whales for you. There will also be booths set up near the visitor center by other ocean-minded organizations to … Continue reading Gray Whale Festival – A Celebration of Migration