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Soberanes

Soberanes is located in the Central Coast region of California within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site receives moderate visitation by fisherman, researchers, and tidepoolers. This site is used commonly by researchers at Moss Landing Marine Labs and UC Santa Cruz. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Soberanes long-term survey overview

Soberanes is dominated by consolidated igneous rock (granodiorite), and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of boulder fields and sandy beach at this site. The primary coastal orientation of this site is south/southwest.

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

For more information about Soberanes, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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