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Bob Creek

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Bob Creek is located in Oregon, within Neptune State Park and the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. This site is located on a collection of benches consisting mostly of consolidated bedrock, separated by surge channels. Sand levels vary greatly at this site, and the influence of scouring and burial is evident in the community dynamics, particularly in plots closest to the beach. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Bob Creek biodiversity survey overview

Bob Creek is dominated by consolidated bedrock, 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 west/southwest.

Bob Creek long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Bob Creek were established in 2000 and are done by University of California Santa Cruz.  Long-Term monitoring surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Semibalanus (Thatched Barnacle), Mytilus (California Mussel), Fucus (Northern Rockweed), Pelvetiopsis (Dwarf Rockweed), Endocladia (Turfweed), Phyllospadix (Surfgrass), 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 2001, 2007, 2013, 2019, and 2023. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 12 meters (along shore) x 33 meters (seaward), and 15 meters (along shore) x 33 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Bob Creek, please contact Pete Raimondi (