Now that we have a plethora of whales off the Point Lobos shoreline, and visitors clamoring for your expert information, it may be a good time to brush up on those over-the-top facts that are owned by these incredible creatures of the seas. The newest addition to the Interpretive Resources is Blue Whale Facts. Click on it to go there and think BIG.
Our August presentation will be all about the Point Lobos namesake, the sea lion. Keith Hernandez from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories will be reintroducing us to basics about this popular subject, covering their taxonomy, how they care for their pups and their various behaviors.
He will also talk about how the environment’s changes impact them, including weather events and environmental toxins. Keith’s thesis research concentrates on studying the sea lions’ diet using molecular techniques, collaborating with several Monterey Bay groups to help in collecting scat and then analyzing the findings over a seven-year period to identify prey species. Because the sea lion is one of the marine mammals implicated in interactions with fisheries Keith hopes his research will build upon others’ work to help inform fisheries management decisions. Be sure to come to our meeting to learn more about this fascinating, intelligent and very vocal Point Lobos icon!
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission. These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience.
POINT LOBOS FOUNDATION
To advance visitors' enjoyment and understanding of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to protect its natural environment for future generations and to strengthen the Monterey County network of coastal California State Parks.
Docent led walks
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:00amInformation StationGeneralRick Pettit
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:30amInformation StationGeneralAnn Muto
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:00pmWhalers CabinHistoryVicki Odello
Scheduled School Walks
Check out the school walks that have been reserved by schools on the pointlobos.org website
Interested in Volunteering?
Volunteers needed to be interpretive guides for visitors. Interested? For training schedule contact: Melissa Gobell, Docent Coordinator email@example.com (831) 625-1470