Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis
The information presented on this website is a product of over three decades of research at more than 200 rocky intertidal monitoring sites. A research project of this magnitude is possible solely through the cooperation of the Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe), a large consortium of research groups working together to collect compatible data that are entered into a centralized database. Long-Term Monitoring and Biodiversity Surveys done by MARINe occur throughout the year at sites ranging from Southeast Alaska to Mexico. The synthesis of this research has resulted in the pacific rocky intertidal monitoring program website—a summary of data, methods, and products of this research, with interactive mapping and graphing features.
MARINe is funded entirely by the independent contributions of its members. Special recognition should go to three agencies who have provided the majority of continuous funding for the project over several decades: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans and The National Park Service.
Extensive efforts have been made to ensure that online data are accurate and up to date; however because of the magnitude of this program, some errors may have been missed. Before using these data for analysis or presentation, please make a Data Request to ensure that trends and patterns are interpreted correctly.
This website and associated data summaries and graphs have been developed by the rocky intertidal research group at University of California, Santa Cruz. The Principal Investigator for this group is Pete Raimondi. For any questions concerning this website, please contact Melissa Miner and Rani Gaddam.
For web related issues, please contact Rani Gaddam.
December 23, 2014
Added new site pages for the following region: Oregon
December 11, 2014
Added new site pages for the following region: California North
September 5, 2014
August 19, 2014
July 29, 2014
Added juvenile sea star observation log to track sea star recruitment
March 5, 2014
Added online sea star disease observation form to track sea star wasting disease.
October 25, 2013
Completed site pages for California North Central Coast Region.
October 10, 2013
February 24, 2013
Completed site pages for sites from Pigeon Point to Mill Creek in central California, as well as sites in Sitka, Alaska.
August 3, 2012
Completed site pages for sites sampled as part of a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) in the San Francisco Bay.
February 22, 2012
Phase 1 released, including detailed Long-Term trend graph descriptions for mainland sites from Point Sierra Nevada to Navy South, and an updated Interactive Map and Graphing Tool.
November 22, 2011
Draft version released, including sites in California from Point Sierra Nevada south, as well as the Channel Islands, Golden Gate National Park, and Point Reyes National Seashore. Future versions will include additional California sites as well as sites in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Mexico.