Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis
Purisima is located in the Central Coast region of California, on Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB). Purisima is accessed via a trail through sand dunes and along a beach and this remote location on VAFB severely limits human visitation. This gently sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.
Purisima is on a long, rocky point dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock and boulder fields, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, cobble and sandy beach.
For more information about Purisima, please contact Pete Raimondi.