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?
Did you know that assistant lighthouse keeper Maria Israel of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse made and sold shell picture frames? Today, you can see one of the frames made by Maria still hanging in the lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument.