Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis
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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings
Davenport Landing is located in the Central Coast region of California, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site receives moderate visitation by surfers and tidepoolers. This gently sloping site consists of relatively flat terrain.
Davenport Landing Landing is dominated by a mixture of consolidated mudstone and sandy beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated mudstone and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is southwest.
Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Davenport Landing were established in 2007, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel), Silvetia (Golden Rockweed), Mastocarpus (Turkish Washcloth), Phyllospadix (Surfgrass), and Pisaster (Ochre Star). In addition, motile invertebrates are monitored at this site. Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.
Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2007. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 50 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.
For more information about Davenport Landing, please contact Pete Raimondi.