Some notes about the history of whaling at Point Lobos, buried in a mass of published material about whales and other marine mammals, photocopied or cut out of publications.
Volume I: Black-and-white historical photos (prints) with detailed captions typewritten in 1976 but often without dates. Handwritten notes added later. Most relate to human inhabitation of the area, but some may still be useful for historical vegetation studies. Volume II: Notes and prints of photos of Whaler â s Cove history from World War II to the 1970 â s, including notes on erosion, construction, land use, and kelp. Other photo prints of elsewhere in...
Photos of shoreline, ocean, and landscapes. Only a few slides labeled at all
Two herbarium collections in two cabinets: the Howell collection and the Mason collection. Very well-labeled collections of marine algae and vascular plants, the latter organized in alphabetical order by family.
13 sheets of slides (binder mostly empty). Cover landforms, the shore, sunsets, forests and lichen, wildflowers, mushrooms, birds, and marine mammals. A few pictures in the thicker binder in the same case pertain to Point Lobos and the Santa Lucias. These were taken in the 1950 â s and 1960 â s and are mixed in with many more slides of other areas of the State Park system.
Report of a survey which found no life stages of the Smithâ s blue butterfly (Euphilotes enoptes smithi) at Point Lobos State Reserve, despite having been observed there in the past. Includes letter from Richard Arnold describing the survey, a map of the distribution of the food plant (Seacliff buckwheat, Eriogonum parvifolium) within Point Lobos SR, and a CD containing ArcView files of the buckwheat map.
Map of Point Lobos State Reserve showing sites. Slides of same sites yearly over consecutive 3 or 4-year period. Some sites have slides for a fifth, non-consecutive year (1989). There are 48 â views â , several taken from each of 13 sites. Landscapes include pine forests and grassland with shrubs.
Slides of fungi, happy people collecting fungi, and some beautiful landscapes. Fungi in alphabetical order by genus. In particular, lots of slides of Agaricus, Amanita, Armillariella, Boletus, Gymnopilus spectabilis, and Lepiota.
Slides of lichens, brown algae, mosses, conifers, grasses, wildflowers, and flowering shrubs. Lots of beautiful wildflower photos, and a fair number of photos of Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa), Monterey pine (Pinus radiata), and kelp as well. Also includes slides of beetle galleries in wood, spittlebug nest, scat, gnawed pine cones, by-the-wind sailors (Velella velella) washed up on the beach, and some habitat images.
Slides of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), sea otters (Enhydra lutris), a beached basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), and leopard sharks (Triakis semifasciata). Some slides of coast, wildflowers, rock forms, etc.
Slides of intertidal and terrestrial animals. Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids, gastropods, and animal tracks and scat. Many pictures of black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)
Scanned aerial photos of Point Lobos and the surrounding area from 1933, 1934, 1936, 1949, 1956, 1984, 1986, 1997, and 2000, most in black and white. Scanned photos of color-coded maps of vegetation and vegetation changes (the originals exist in various binders at Point Lobos SR). Also color photos, lacking dates, of vegetation (possibly invasive species infestations) and the coast. Some photos show erosion and others appear to be of the Carmel River area.
Photos taken in May 2002 from the sites depicted on the Point Lobos State Reserve Study Map as sites A through M at the compass headings used in prior years and documented in the 35 mm slide album. All sites were recorded as GPS coordinates. Photos on CD. Comes with detailed notes bound to CD case with rubber bands.
Exotic Plant Spray Maps of Point Lobos State Reserve, Garapata State Park, Carmel River State Beach, Lobos RanchLandels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, University Of California Natural Reserve System & Mary Dellavalle
History of sprayings of invasive weeds in California State Parks units in northern Big Sur region. Maps of areas sprayed in Point Lobos State Reserve with date, amount, chemical, location, and target species in table. Aerial photo printouts, and maps showing locations of sprays. E-mails pertaining to invasives control. Includes a blue floppy disk (contents not ascertained). Plants covered include thistle, ice plant, hemlock, and ivy.
Color photos (prints) of landscapes and plants found along trails in Point Lobos SR. Photos numbered and labeled as to subject and trail.
Groundwater monitoring data. Survey of San JosÃ© Creek for aquatic fauna and habitat, including red-legged frogs (Rana aurora) and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Map of pitch canker infection areas as of 12/1997. California DFG Natural Diversity Database printouts for species and ecosystems of special status. Color-coded maps of geologic features and plant succession. Unlabeled computer printouts of old aerial photos. Photos and list of mounds in grassy area by shore at Point Lobos SR. Handwritten notes...
Sea star, Piaster sp., exclusion experiments were performed at 4 sites along California coast. The objective was to assess impacts of predation on lower mussels beds. Data for mussel bed structure were compared in presence/absence plots.
Biannual surveys of fixed plots were performed at 8 sites over a 5 year period. Assessment of mobile and sessile cover, e.g. sea stars, abalone, mussels, and barnacles, was performed, and shifts in community composition were documented.
Transect surveys were performed from low to high intertidal zones across 14 sites. Species were counted within each transect, across 5 years. Intertidal species abundance shifts over time were documented.
Barnacle populations were surveyed along 5 intertidal zones from Pigeon Pt. to Cambria Rock. Data was collected on barnacle reproduction, survivorship and recruitment.
Photographs of intertidal communities along the central coast were taken as slides, some of which have been digitalized.
Populations of mussels along nine intertidal zones from Pigeon Pt. to Cambria Rock, were survey and sampled to assess both mussel recruitment and mussel growth. These surveys were performed across 4 years, to understand causes of shifts and/or changes in these dynamics.
Maps of California Central Coast from Pigeon Point (San Mateo County) to just south of Shell Beach (San Luis Obispo County). Offshore rocks and islands marked
Maps of California Central Coast from Pigeon Point (San Mateo County) to Pauling (Monterey County?). Offshore rocks and islands marked as solid shapes
Onshore coastal waters were sampled for temperature, chlorophyll and the other nutrients at 12 sites between Pigeon Pt. and Cambria. Occasional fluorometry data was also taken. Sampling was performed bi-monthly.