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Graduation Point

Graduation Point is located in the Southern Channel Islands. This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Clemente Island. Visitation to this site is limited to fishing and tidepooling navy personnel and a handful of researchers. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds. 

Graduation Point biodiversity survey overview

Graduation Point is dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is northwest.

Graduation Point long-term monitoring overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2014.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward).

For more information about Graduation Point, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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