Broken sandstone rocks against a layered cliff. Several people are in the background looking at the rock fragments.

Another Major Bluff Collapse

Another major bluff collapse occurred midday in the tidepools on Wednesday February 17. This occurred in Zone 1 where the majority of the visitors view the tidepools. Luckily no one was injured. In fact our volunteers had to try to keep people from climbing on the rocks shortly after the collapse. The pile of rocks is still unstable and poses a danger to everyone. Once … Continue reading Another Major Bluff Collapse

Black header with NPS Shield on right side. Below that reads COVID-19 Safety Alert. Under that has safety guidance for COIVD-19.

COVID-19 Safety Signs Now Posted at Park

New signs are up throughout the park in the following locations: Visitor Center patios, breezeway, statue, sidewalk to upper monument, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Kelp Forest Overlook, and tidepools at both ends of the Coastal Trail. I’ve attached the sign here so you can all be familiar with what it says about requiring masks. If visitors ask you about it, here is a talking point … Continue reading COVID-19 Safety Signs Now Posted at Park

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Did You Know – Facts About Gray Whales

The only member of the family Eschrichtiidae, the gray whale is a mysticete, or baleen whale. It is a “coastal” whale that migrates along the North American Pacific Coast between arctic seas and the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Frequently visible from shore, gray whales provide a unique opportunity for land and boat observation, and commercial whale watching has become a major industry along its … Continue reading Did You Know – Facts About Gray Whales

The head of a gray whale surfaces to breathe

Gray whales are starving and dying off at an alarming rate along the Pacific Coast

As long as yellow school bus and weighing as much as 20 cars, the eastern North Pacific gray whale is a gentle giant often seen breaching just off the California coast. As of 2016 the population consisted of 27,000 individuals, but around two years ago unusual numbers of whales started dying off, alarming scientists. Since 2019, gray whales have been decimated by something called an unusual mortality event, … Continue reading Gray whales are starving and dying off at an alarming rate along the Pacific Coast