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Franklin Point

Franklin Point is located in the Central Coast region of California within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site is located within the Año Nuevo State Marine Conservation Area. This site receives low visitation by tidepoolers. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Franklin Point long-term survey overview

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

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Franklin 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 Franklin Point, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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