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Carmel Point

Carmel Point is located in the Central Coast region of California within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site is located within the Carmel Bay State Marine Conservation Area. This site is 1.2 miles southeast of the Carmel Bay/Arrowhead Point Mussel Watch site. This site receives low visitation by tidepoolers. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Carmel Point long-term survey overview

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

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Carmel Point were established in 2004, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Water temperature is monitored at this site.

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

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