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
TPERPs and visitors were treated to an unusual sighting in the tidepools on Christmas Eve day. We found a swell shark hatching from its egg case, also referred to as a Mermaid’s Purse. The egg case was approximately 4-5 inches in length. Needless to say it was quite popular with the visitors. Here you can see a crowd hanging around TPERP Jackie while she educates … Continue reading Swell Shark Hatching
Recently TPERP Romi had an exciting time in the tidepools. She tells her Seahare story in her own words. When I was just about to give up finding any interesting sea life to show to our visitors, I found a patch of Seahare eggs. Then a foot from that, I found 3 big fat Seahares, 2 of them hugging. Closer look, one of them was … Continue reading Why I Love TPERP
The TPERP Program just celebrated its 23rd year at Cabrillo National Monument on November 9th. Do you know why the TPERP Program was implemented? The program was started for several reasons but basically the public was loving the tidepools to death. This is what Cabrillo Road to the tidepools looked like in the early 1970’s. Those cars are not waiting to get a parking spot, … Continue reading Happy Birthday TPERP!