California King Tides Project

King Tides are coming January 10-12 and February 8-9! The California King Tides Project is raising awareness about sea level rise and help communities plan for the future. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the highest high tides of the year. Find out what time the King Tides will be near you. Learn how to participate by uploading your photos via a web browser or app. Check … Continue reading California King Tides Project

Did You Know – Mojave Yucca

By Interdisciplinary Apprentice Ryan Sullivan One of the many drought-tolerant and evergreen plants populating Cabrillo National Monument, the Mojave yucca is a plant many visitors may not notice. However, not only is it beautiful, it has plenty of uses! Sources:  Information sourced from the Fire Effects Information System database maintained by the US Forest service. Continue reading Did You Know – Mojave Yucca

Did You Know – Octopus Tidbits

Octopuses, squid and other cephalopods are colorblind – their eyes see only black and white – but their weirdly shaped pupils may allow them to detect color and mimic the colors of their background, according to a father/son team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Read more… Here’s a link to another interesting article talking about the brain of an … Continue reading Did You Know – Octopus Tidbits

Did You Know – The Abundant Black Sage

By Interdisciplinary Apprentice Wyler Svoboda The black sage (Salvia mellifera) is a very common plant species at Cabrillo National Monument. The black sage is endemic to the south-western US and Baja California regions and it can be found along the Visitor Center walkways, along the Bayside Trail, and even down towards the tide pools. It can grow up to 3-6 feet and can take up … Continue reading Did You Know – The Abundant Black Sage

Tidepool Tips – Circadian Behavior in the Starlet Sea Anemone

TPERP Rex has been investigating the biology and other interesting phenomenon of some our the critters that live in the tidepools. One of his discoveries is that some anemones have shown the ability to remain in sync with tidal opening and closing when removed from the sea and placed in a 24 hr dark aquarium. Rex says, There are also serious documentation for the same … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Circadian Behavior in the Starlet Sea Anemone