Birds flying along rocky cliffs at the ocean

Scientist Decode The Physics Of Wave Surfing Pelicans

Have you ever wondered how pelicans can glide along the top of ocean waves without flapping their wings? UC San Diego researchers have spelled out the math that explains how pelicans can fly for miles along the coast while barely flapping their wings. KPBS environment Reporter Erik Anderson says the information has implications for understanding the warming climate. Read more… Continue reading Scientist Decode The Physics Of Wave Surfing Pelicans


We want to say thank you to everyone who helped out last Sunday. Park rangers and staff, SDFD firefighters, lifeguards along with Federal Fire, US Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and other local agencies worked together on this incident. But that wasn’t all. We also had amazing park volunteers and Good Samaritan visitors who also jumped in to assist. Your quick actions helped save … Continue reading THANK YOU HEROES!

People stand on sandstone cliffs overlooking the ocean. Volunteers are wearing long sleeve blue shirts.

Ranger Lauren Presents…

Our own Ranger Lauren will be speaker this Thursday as part of the Santa Monica National Recreational Area (SAMO) Virtual Speaker Series. Lauren, our Marine biologist, will be talking about “Rocky Intertidal monitoring and tidepool visitation at Cabrillo”. Cabrillo has been monitoring the rocky intertidal since the mid 1990’s and collecting visitation data along the Coastal trail for years. Several reports have been written and … Continue reading Ranger Lauren Presents…

Three Smart phones with NPS app displayed on each.

The NPS App has Launched

The new NPS App has officially launched! The NPS App connects visitors to all 420+ national parks from one single app. The new NPS App will help visitors learn about trails, visitor centers, campgrounds, directions, fees and passes, weather alerts, passport stamp locations and more. With over 420 national parks across the country and in every state, use the NPS App to plan your next … Continue reading The NPS App has Launched