Gray Whale

We Need Your Peepers!

Ranger Tavio is putting together a celebration of our migrating mammal friends and could use your help.  See the message from him below for more details. You dolphinitely don’t want to miss this exiting event!  Whale…here it is: We need your peepers! (more officially looking for aspiring Cetologist) Last two weeks in Feb. Have you ever stared into the pacific blue for hours on end?  If … Continue reading We Need Your Peepers!

Gray Whale Migration

Here’s a timely excerpt from the Cabrillo Reference Manual (E-binder) about the gray whale migration.  Enjoy! Gray Whale Migration – Witness the Annual Winter Journey Each winter, the Pacific gray whales pass by the western overlooks of Cabrillo National Monument. After spending the summer feeding in the food-rich waters of the Arctic, the whales swim south along the coast to the bays of Baja California, where they mate … Continue reading Gray Whale Migration

Video Killed the Radio Star

Cronies of non-cronyism, All is well at Cabrillo.  It’s summer and we are getting an increased flow of visitation.  Thanks to all ya all who are out in the field and providing much-needed and appreciated visitor contacts.  We are moving ahead.  NPS Cabrillo had a good collaboration meeting with CNMC, CNMF, and VIP representatives last Sunday.  During that meeting, the surprising July rains came and … Continue reading Video Killed the Radio Star

Taylor’s Tight Around the Cholera

Hello Volunteers, Summer is providing some nice blues in the ocean to distract one from work.   I hope you are enjoying yourselves and exploring the County and beyond.  I like to live vicariously through you so thanks for sharing your summer travels with me.  Super jealous.   We have an interesting couple of months staffing-wise and could use some help in the Visitor Center or with … Continue reading Taylor’s Tight Around the Cholera

The Old Man and the Polydactyl Cat

Hello Friends, I hope you all had a fantastic Pacific storm experience.  Wasn’t as epic as storms I remember from my youth but we still have a couple months to go yet.  Thanks to the volunteers who came out for tidepool shifts/monitoring; I saw you interact with visitors and dance in the rain.  Now, the Sun is shining, the weather is sweet.  Another tome for … Continue reading The Old Man and the Polydactyl Cat

A Natural “Island” in the Big City

From the Cabrillo National Monument website, here’s a brief reminder of how special the ecosystem at CNM really is: At the time Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay in 1542, a rich diversity of life was present, ranging from desert cactus to moisture-loving algae, tarantulas to sea slugs, and gray foxes to sea lions. Approximately 3,000 Native Americans lived in the San Diego … Continue reading A Natural “Island” in the Big City