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Valley Anchorage

Valley Anchorage is located in the Northern Channel Islands, within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, on Santa Cruz Island, California. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz Islands ASBS) in Channel Islands National Park. The moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Valley Anchorage is dominated by a mixture of consolidated volcanic bedrock and boulder fields, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sandy beach. The site has a hard rocky point that is often subjected to the southerly swell making it a difficult place to work.

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Valley Anchorage were established in 2008, and are done by Channel Islands National Park.

For more information about Valley Anchorage, please contact Dan Richards

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