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Mal Paso

Mal Paso is located in the Central Coast region of California within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site is often inaccessible due to a shift in sand accumulation at rocky bench access point. This site receives low visitation. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Mal Paso long-term survey overview

Mal Paso is dominated by consolidated igneous rock (granodiorite), and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated igneous rock (granodiorite) and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is west.

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Mal Paso were established in 2000, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz.

For more information about Mal Paso, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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