Helpful Websites

Pertinent to our local area

nps.gov/cabr/
The park webpage.  Check it out as it gets more sophisticated.

cnmf.org/
Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

pacificrockyintertidal.org
If you only look at one web page, look at this one. The Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) is a group of folks that are monitoring the intertidal in Southern California—including Cabrillo. There is info on the program, descriptions of a lot of local species, and some data graphs you can check out as a result of our years of hard work.

peterbrueggeman.com/ocean
San Diego’s Ocean page—a treasure trove of links to local ocean-related pages provided by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography uber-librarian, Peter Bruggeman.  The first place to look if you want info about just about anything in the local ocean, including marine weather, tides, El Niños, local projects (efforts to save the bay, grunion runs, etc.).

sccoos.org/
San Diego Coastal Ocean Observing System, including CODAR results that show you local currents in near real-time, and recent water quality data for this area. Click on Ocean Data to see the currents off Point Loma.

divebums.com/
A gem created by local divers. Tends to be oriented towards divers, including species photos, dive site descriptions, and a listserv to get up-to-the-second info about all things marine in the area. They are always the first to report red tides, squid groundings, big upcoming storms, etc.

npca.org/parks/cabrillo-national-monument.html
National Parks Conservation Association website features slideshow, park report, and latest news about CNM.

inaturalist.org/places/cabrillo-national-monument
This website allows the general public to submit their photos and descriptions to help populate the database.

Information about intertidal plant life and animals

slugsite.tierranet.com/
The slugsite, for those who love nudibranchs. Click on “Pacific Coast Nudibranchs” for pictures of guys you might recognize.

seaslugforum.net/
More nudibranch info.

wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Ocean/Fish-ID
Downloadable fish identification guide from the California Department of Fish and Game.

wildlife.ca.gov/Regions/Marine
Cal Fish and Game put out this information about the state of marine resources in California.  It has some really useful info about species, which ones are harvested, which ones are of conservation interest, and more.

fishbase.org/
A really cool and complete database of fish from around the world. A great place to start your exploration about particular fishes.

nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/
Information about endangered marine plants and animals.

coralreefecology.ucsd.edu/about/research/seaweed-research/
Invasive Seaweed on the San Diego Coast

eeb.ucsc.edu/pacificrockyintertidal/data-products/sea-star-wasting/
Sea Star Wasting Disease

westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/marine_mammals/share_the_shore_resources.html
Share the Shore resources

sealsitters.org/
Seal Sitters

blubberblog.org/
Blubber Blog

Intertidal science stuff

biology.ucsd.edu/labs/roy/old-lab-site/CBRISC/summary.html
CBRISC is a project of Dr. Kaustav Roy at UCSD to catalog and study the intertidal invertebrates of Southern California.  Lots of neat historical info and conservation-oriented stuff close to home. Includes lots of info collected here.

cbsurveys.ucsc.edu/
A cool survey done by UC Santa Cruz of the intertidal from Baja to Canada. Includes data that the team collected here at Cabrillo.

oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/oceanfacts-tidescurrents.php
Tides and Water Levels

sdnhm.org/
San Diego Natural History Museum

aquarium.ucsd.edu/
Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

youtube.com/watch?v=dBwNadry-TU
How Do Tides Work? – A YouTube video explaining how tides work

oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast/supp_apr09.html – tides
NOAA – Podcasts about Tides

oceanservice.noaa.gov/video/stormsurge.mov
NOAA – Storm Surge video

oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/learning/10_tides/tides.html
NOAA – Explanation of Tides:

sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/tyo/welcome.html
Ocean education resource

algaebase.org/
Information about the world’s algae, to aid in taxonomic studies. Search by genus, species or common name. Includes distribution map.

buyrope.co.uk/oceanography-terms
Definitions of oceanography related terms

Birds

sibleyguides.com/
David Sibley’s website on bird identification

audubon.org
Great site for all things birds

birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1478
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

wirefence.co.uk/ornithology-resources/
Collection of ornithology resources

Reptiles and amphibians

californiaherps.com/
A guide to the amphibians and reptiles of California

The Guide to Snake Sightings in and Around Your Home: How to Safely Observe Serpents
A guide to help identify snakes around your home

Middle School Snake-Themed Lesson Plan: Ambush Warriors
A snake lesson plan for middle school teachers

Basic Facts About Snakes
Basic facts about snakes

Dealing With Snakes – Safely Handling Encounters
How to Safely Deal with Snakes

hawaiianshirtsonline.co.uk/reptile-database
Reptile database

Climate Change Websites

nps.gov/subjects/climatechange

nps.gov/orgs/ccrp/index.htm
National Park Service

climatesciencealliance.org/
Climate Science Alliance

realclimate.org/(click on the Start Here box)
Real Climate

climate.gov/

oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/literacy.html
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

epa.gov/climate-change
Environmental Protection Agency

climate.nasa.gov/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-are-americans-so-ill

scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=10-solutions-for-climate-change
Scientific American

globalchange.gov/
United States Global Change Research Program

skepticalscience.com/
Skeptical Science

ncse.com/climate
National Center for Education

cses.washington.edu/cig/
College of the Environment, University of Washington

nationalacademies.org/topics/climate
Climate Change at the National Academies

Other related sites

californiacoastline.org/
Check this out! A guy took his helicopter and flew up and down the coast taking photos. His purpose was to document all of the illegal structures on the coast, but what he ended up doing was creating a complete photo database of aerial photos of the coast. Look up Cabrillo and you’ll see how cool this is! (Note: Point Cabrillo is not Cabrillo National Monument, which is on Point Loma).

nps.gov/im/index.htm
National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program. Learn about what the park service is doing to protect our natural resources (and what the Natural Resource Science Division is so busy doing).

depts.washington.edu/mpanews/conflist.html
A list of marine and conservation conferences around the world. Some are local, many are international, but it is a fairly complete list if you have interest in checking it out.

depts.washington.edu/mpanews/
A neat newsletter about marine reserves that tends to be on the cutting edge.

cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftrosecrans.asp
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

nps.gov/findapark/index.htm
Locate a NPS unit

cabrillomarineaquarium.org/
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

voicesinthesea.ucsd.edu
Voices in the Sea—whale songs

acsonline.org/cetacean-curriculum
American Cetacean Society teaching curriculum

npshistory.com/
Continues the legacy of the NPS History e-Library, linking to over 6500 NPS and park-related documents, some rare and not otherwise easily available. New content includes a large collection of past issues of NPS Courier, In Touch, CRM, and an ever-expanding collection of park brochures, with new electronic documents being added regularly.

parkscanadahistory.com/
This companion Website is the largest digital library of documents about Parks Canada and the Canadian National Park/Historic Site/Marine Conservation Area System.

youtube.com/user/NationalParkService
NPS YouTube Videos

youtube.com/channel/UCGwwGL-YDmX2vaxuthaKftw
Department of Interior YouTube Videos

Last revised 25-Apr-22