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Big Fisherman Cove

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Big Fisherman Cove is located in the Southern Channel Islands, on Santa Catalina Island, California, within the Blue Cavern State Marine Conservation Area. This site is near the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center and is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Santa Catalina Island - Subarea One, Isthmus Cove to Catalina Head ASBS). This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Big Fisherman Cove biodiversity survey overview

Big Fisherman Cove is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock and boulder fields. The primary coastal orientation of this site is west/northwest.

Big Fisherman Cove long-term monitoring overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2010, 2013, 2018, and 2020. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 8 meters (along shore) x 10 meters (seaward), and 10 meters (along shore) x 10 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Big Fisherman Cove, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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