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Deer Creek

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Deer Creek is located in the South Coast region of California. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Mugu Lagoon to Latigo Point ASBS). This site is near the Point Mugu Old Stairs Mussel Watch site. This gently sloping site is greatly sand influenced with a steep drop-off into a channel, and consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Deer Creek biodiversity survey overview

Deer Creek is dominated by a mixture of consolidated basalt and sandy beach, 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 southeast.

Deer Creek long-term monitoring overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2013 and 2018. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 5 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

This site is also regularly surveyed by LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) which is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. You can access site specific data from this citizen scientist and educational broad scale trend monitoring program here.

For more information about Deer Creek, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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