Tidepool Tips – Owl Limpets Grazing

Following up on last week’s post about the Strength of Limpet Teeth, there is a cool photo in the Owl Limpet section in the ebinder showing the grazing trails of an Owl Limpet. This photo was taken by TPERP Don V. one day shortly after the tide receded. You can see where the grazing trails look like the results from a lawnmower. However, knowing that … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Owl Limpets Grazing

Keepers’ Kids Recall Christmas on Point Loma

By Karen Scanlon Today, Santa is hard-pressed to find a suitable lofty entry at the lighthouse dwellings on Point Loma. Fireplaces that once warmed every room have been removed. But in the glory days of government-appointed keepers, chimneys a-plenty rose through the rooftops. Kids living at Point Loma Light Station in the 1930s and ‘40s didn’t realize, at the time, that they were special. That … Continue reading Keepers’ Kids Recall Christmas on Point Loma

Cabrillo Field Notes – November 2018

Good afternoon Cabrillo Crew – All of our rain dances finally paid off! I hope you all enjoyed the rain as much as I know our plants did. In other news, tidepool season is in full swing, but some of our terrestrial animals were the themes of the blog this month. We also kicked off our Naturally Speaking Lecture Series this month (thanks, Bonnie). Check … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – November 2018

Did You Know – Radio Protocol: How to Operate Park Radios

As a volunteer at Cabrillo National Monument, you will often need to check out a radio in order to be able to communicate with staff and other volunteers during your shifts. It is especially important to have a radio when your shift takes you away from the administrative offices (e.g., to the tidepool table, the tidepools, any of the trails, to the old lighthouse, etc.). … Continue reading Did You Know – Radio Protocol: How to Operate Park Radios