Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis
Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings
Lucia is located in the Central Coast region of California, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The bench slope ranges from 10-60 degrees, and an active slide exists to the north of the site. This steep site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.
Lucia is located on a rocky headland dominated by consolidated sedimentary rock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of boulder fields, and cobble and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is south/southwest.
Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2004. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 4 meters (along shore) x 5 meters (seaward), and 10 meters (along shore) x 5 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.
For more information about Lucia, please contact Pete Raimondi.