Franko’s Map of Monterey Peninsula & Fish Identification Card
Side 1 shows Franko’s Map of Monterey Peninsula, which consists of information borrowed from Franko’s Map of Monterey, adapted to this fish card use. It shows the major dive sites of the peninsula, including Del Monte Beach, Wharf #2, Coast Guard Wharf, Mertridium Field, Mc Abee Beach, Hopkins Reserve, Lover’s Point, Otter Cove, Chase Reef, Coral Street, Point Pinos, Moss Cove, Point Joe, Cypress Point, Lingcod Reef, East Pescadero Pinnacle, Pescadero Pinnacles, Stillwater Cove, Copper Roof House, Butterfly House, Carmel River, Monastery Beach and Mono-Lobo. The major roads, including 17-Mile Drive and the show the user how to get around everywhere from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Pacific Grove, as well as Carmel, Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, Carmel Bay and Cannery Row.
Side 2 is Franko’s Monterey Peninsula Kelp Forest Creatures. Cooler water means a different species than the fish cards from Southern California, and so this fish card shows the Wolf Eel and Monkeyface Eel, but it does not show the moray eel or the spiny lobster, which only lives further south. Lots of kinds of rockfish are also included. Certain species, such as the sheephead, bat ray, horn shark, ochre seastar, lingcod, spotted scorpionfish, giant kelpfish and others are common to kelp forests up and down the entire California coast. An ascending sea otter is also shown, as he rises to the surface after a hunt. Colorful invertebrates are common in Monterey waters, and a few, including a nudibranch - the Spanish shawl, and a bat star are shown.