• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

Mussels

Mussels
Mussels cling tight to tidepool rocks at Cabrillo National Monument.
NPS Photo
 
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?

Lighthouse lantern

Did you know that, back in the mid- to late-1800s, children of lightkeepers at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument had to row a boat from Point Loma to Old Town San Diego to get to school?