Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring: Trends and Synthesis
Click here for Long-Term trends
Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings
Taylor Point is located in the Olympic Coast Region of Washington, within the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The site can only be reached via a 5 km hike along trails and beach, so human visitation is minimal. This moderately sloping site is on a broad but high relief rocky bench, containing many deep cracks and folds.
Taylor Point is predominantly consolidated bedrock (sandstone/conglomerate), and the surrounding area is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sand. The primary coastal orientation is south.
Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Taylor Point were established in 2008, and are conducted by Olympic National Park. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel), and Pisaster (Ochre Star). Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.
Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2002, 2003, and 2004. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.
For more information about Taylor Point, please contact Steven Fradkin.