• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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    The Visitor Center is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information

Mussels

Mussels
Mussels cling tight to tidepool rocks at Cabrillo National Monument.
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Former park Marine Biologist Bonnie Becker submitted her thesis on mussel populations in the tidepools here at Cabrillo National Monument, and graduated in 2005 with a Ph.D. in Oceanography from University of California, San Diego. Dr. Becker's report, "The Regional Population Variability and Larval Connectivity of Mytilid Mussels: Conserving the Populations of Cabrillo National Monument" can be downloaded here.

Did You Know?

Whale tail

Did you know that Pacific Gray Whales were nearly hunted to extinction? They now number about 25,000, thanks in part to full protection by the International Whaling Commission.