Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis

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Pacific Valley

Pacific Valley is located in the Central Coast region of California within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site receives low visitation by fisherman and tidepoolers. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Pacific Valley long-term survey overview

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

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Pacific Valley were established in 2004, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Water temperature is monitored at this site.

For more information about Pacific Valley, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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