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Mussel Flat Farallones

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Mussel Flat Farallones is located in the North Central Coast region of California on Southeast Farallon Island, within the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This site is located within the Southeast Farallon Island State Marine Reserve and Special Closure. This site is also located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Farallon Islands ASBS). This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Mussel Flat Farallones biodiversity survey overview

Mussel Flat Farallones is dominated by bedrock and the area surrounding the site is comprised of consolidated bedrock. The primary coastal orientation of this site is southwest.

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2005. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 15 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Mussel Flat Farallones, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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