Anchor Point | MARINe

Anchor Point

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Anchor Point is located in the Southern Channel Islands. This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Nicolas Island. Visitation to this site is limited to fishing and tidepooling navy personnel and a handful of researchers. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Anchor Point biodiversity survey overview

Anchor Point is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is north.

Anchor Point long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Anchor Point were established in 2015, and are done by Navy Marine Ecology Consortium. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Mytilus (California Mussel), Silvetia (Golden Rockweed), and Endocladia (Turfweed). Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

For more information about Anchor Point, please contact Jessica Curran ( or Erica Pollard (