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Starfish Point

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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Starfish Point is located in the Olympic Coast Region of Washington, within Olympic National Park and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Starfish Point long-term monitoring overview

Starfish Point is predominantly consolidated bedrock, and the surrounding area is comprised of a mixture of sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation is west.

Starfish Point long-term monitoring closeup

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Starfish Point were established in 2007, 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 and 2006. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 17.5 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward), and 9 meters (along shore) x 50 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Starfish Point, please contact Steven Fradkin.

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