Cabrillo Field Notes

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Cabrillo National Monument protects a unique and diverse landscape thriving with life. Follow our science teams into the field and discover the stories of our park’s natural resources and beyond.

The Unique Octo-gem, the California Two-spot Octopus

December 22, 2023 Posted by: Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Apprentice Izzy Song, thirteen years old.

In the Rocky Intertidal at Cabrillo, lies a mysterious creature hidden underneath the algae. It grasps upon the rocks, mimicking the fluidity of the ocean— the twists and turns of its arms swinging into the gaps between the rocks. It looks toward the sun, showing its two, blue spots on its head. If you didn’t know already, this is the Octopus bimaculoides, known as the California Two-Spot Octopus. This mysterious mollusk has a unique way of surviving Cabrillo's ecosystem.


Summer Internship as Volunteer Program Assistant

September 05, 2022 Posted by: Keanu

My name is Keanu and I was an intern for Cabrillo National Monument during the summer of 22’. I have had wonderful experiences during my time here and was able to learn so much about the different roles of the individuals who surround me. I was interning under Ranger Sandy who is an Interpreter Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator at the park.


Adaptation During a Global Pandemic

September 01, 2020 Posted by: Samantha Wynns

ad·ap·ta·tion (noun) – the action or process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.

How do you adapt to change, to stress, and to a global pandemic? Just like everyone else, we at Cabrillo National Monument have had to adapt quickly to these unprecedented times. One of the ways we’ve done so is how we communicate science to the public. Read on to learn more – and to find out how you can participate!


What Do Greenhouse Volunteers Do at Cabrillo National Monument?

December 11, 2019 Posted by: Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Apprentice Felix Asadi

Last updated: November 4, 2016

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