Helpful Websites

Pertinent to our local area

http://www.nps.gov/cabr/
The park webpage. Check it out as it gets more sophisticated.

http://www.cnmf.org
Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

http://www.friendsofcabrillo.com
Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy

http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/index.html
High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) is a National Science Foundation funded network research project. HPWREN has cameras in CNM tidepool area for remote educational programs.

http://www.marine.gov
If you only look at one web page, look at this one. The Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) is a group of folks that are monitoring the intertidal in Southern California—including Cabrillo. There is info on the program, descriptions of a lot of local species, and some data graphs you can check out as a result of our years of hard work.

http://peterbrueggeman.com/ocean
San Diego’s Ocean page—a treasure trove of links to local ocean-related pages provided by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography uber-librarian, Peter Bruggeman. The first place to look if you want info about just about anything in the local ocean, including marine weather, tides, El Niños, local projects (efforts to save the bay, grunion runs, etc.).

http://www.sccoos.org/
San Diego Coastal Ocean Observing System, including CODAR results that show you local currents in near real-time, and recent water quality data for this area. Click on Ocean Data to see the currents off Point Loma.

http://www.divebums.com/
A gem created by local divers. Tends to be oriented towards divers, including species photos, dive site descriptions, and a listserv to get up-to-the-second info about all things marine in the area. They are always the first to report red tides, squid groundings, big upcoming storms, etc.

http://www.npca.org/parks/cabrillo-national-monument.html
National Parks Conservation Association website features slideshow, park report, and latest news about CNM.

https://www.inaturalist.org/places/cabrillo-national-monument
This website allows the general public to submit their photos and descriptions to help populate the database. 

Information about intertidal plant life and animals

http://slugsite.tierranet.com/
The slugsite, for those who love nudibranchs. Click on “Pacific Coast Nudibranchs” for pictures of guys you might recognize.

http://www.seaslugforum.net/
More nudibranch info.

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/fishid_06_socal.pdf
Downloadable fish identification guide from the California Department of Fish and Game (2006 version, check www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd for more recent versions). Also has a quick explanation of regulations.

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/status/status2001.html
Cal Fish and Game put out this information about the state of marine resources in California. It has some really useful info about species, which ones are harvested, which ones are of conservation interest, and more.

http://www.fishbase.org/
A really cool and complete database of fish from around the world. A great place to start your exploration about particular fishes.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/
Information about endangered marine plants and animals.

http://www.sibleyguides.com/
David Sibley’s website on bird identification

http://coralreefecology.ucsd.edu/about/research/seaweed-research/
Invasive Seaweed on the San Diego Coast

http://www.eeb.ucsc.edu/pacificrockyintertidal/data-products/sea-star-wasting/
Sea Star Wasting Disease

http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/marine_mammals/share_the_shore_resources.html
Share the Shore resources

http://www.sealsitters.org/
Seal Sitters

http://www.blubberblog.org/
Blubber Blog

Intertidal science stuff

http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/labs/roy/old-lab-site/CBRISC/summary.html
CBRISC is a project of Dr. Kaustav Roy at UCSD to catalog and study the intertidal invertebrates of Southern California. Lots of neat historical info and conservation-oriented stuff close to home. Includes lots of info collected here.

http://cbsurveys.ucsc.edu/
A cool survey done by UC Santa Cruz of the intertidal from Baja to Canada. Includes data that the team collected here at Cabrillo.

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/tides/welcome.html
Tides and Water Levels

http://www.sdnhm.org/
San Diego Natural History Museum

http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/
Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

http://www.kidsgen.com/school_projects/tides.htm
How Tides Occur – Fun activities to help youth understand tides:

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast/supp_apr09.html#tides
NOAA – Podcasts about Tides

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/video/stormsurge.mov
NOAA – Storm Surge video

http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson10.html
NOAA – Explanation of Tides:

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/media/supp_estuar01b_movies.html
Tides Throughout the Day – Video from Anchorage, Alaska showing tides throughout the day through a series of still images.

http://www.thankyouocean.org
Ocean education resource

http://www.algaebase.org/
 Information about the world’s algae, to aid in taxonomic studies. Search by genus, species or common name. Includes distribution map.

Reptiles and amphibians

http://www.californiaherps.com/
A guide to the amphibians and reptiles of California

http://www.werc.usgs.gov/Project.aspx?ProjectID=75
A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California

The Guide to Snake Sightings in and Around Your Home: How to Safely Observe Serpents
A guide to help identify snakes around your home

Middle School Snake-Themed Lesson Plan: Ambush Warriors
A snake lesson plan for middle school teachers

Basic Facts About Snakes
Basic facts about snakes

Dealing With Snakes – Safely Handling Encounters
How to Safely Deal with Snakes

Climate Change Websites

http://www.nps.gov/subjects/climatechange

http://www.nps.gov/orgs/ccrp/upload/NPS_CCActionPlan.pdf
National Park Service

http://www.realclimate.org/   (click on the Start Here box)
Real Climate

http://www.climate.gov
http://www.noaa.gov/climate.html
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/literacy.html
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Environmental Protection Agency

http://climate.nasa.gov/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-are-americans-so-ill

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=10-solutions-for-climate-change
Scientific American

http://www.globalchange.gov/
United States Global Change Research Program

http://skepticalscience.com
Skeptical Science

http://ncse.com/climate
National Center for Education

http://cses.washington.edu/cig/
College of the Environment, University of Washington

http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/other-reports-on-climate-change/2013-2/abrupt-impacts-of-climate-change/?utm_source=January+6+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Constant+Contact&utm_medium=email
Climate Change at the National Academies

Other related sites

http://www.californiacoastline.org/
Check this out! A guy took his helicopter and flew up and down the coast taking photos. His purpose was to document all of the illegal structures on the coast, but what he ended up doing was creating a complete photo database of aerial photos of the coast. Look up Cabrillo and you’ll see how cool this is! (Note: Point Cabrillo is not Cabrillo National Monument, which is on Point Loma).

http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/index.cfm
National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program. Learn about what the park service is doing to protect our natural resources (and what the Natural Resource Science Division is so busy doing).

http://depts.washington.edu/mpanews/conflist.html
A list of marine and conservation conferences around the world. Some are local, many are international, but it is a fairly complete list if you have interest in checking it out.

http://depts.washington.edu/mpanews/
A neat newsletter about marine reserves that tends to be on the cutting edge.

http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftrosecrans.asp
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm
Locate a NPS unit

http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

http://cetus.ucsd.edu/voicesinthesea_org/index.html
Voices in the Sea—whale songs

http://acsonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ACS-Cetacean-Curriculum.pdf
American Cetacean Society teaching curriculum

http://NPSHistory.com
Continues the legacy of the NPS History e-Library, linking to over 6500 NPS and park-related documents, some rare and not otherwise easily available. New content includes a large collection of past issues of NPS Courier, In Touch, CRM, and an ever-expanding collection of park brochures, with new electronic documents being added regularly.

http://ParksCanadaHistory.com
This companion Website is the largest digital library of documents about Parks Canada and the Canadian National Park/Historic Site/Marine Conservation Area System.

http://www.youtube.com/user/NationalParkService
NPS YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGwwGL-YDmX2vaxuthaKftw
Department of Interior YouTube Videos

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Last revised 04-May-17

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