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Cape Meares

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Cape Meares is located in Oregon. This site is located approximately 40km north of Pacific City and was established to monitor proposed wave energy devices along the Oregon Coast. This is a primary research site for Oregon State University (Bruce Menge’s lab). A well-maintained trail leads to the beach adjacent to the reef, and there is high visitation during summer months. This steep site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Cape Meares biodiversity survey overview

Cape Meares is dominated by a mixture of consolidated basalt and boulders, 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.

Cape Meares biodiversity closeup

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

For more information about Cape Meares, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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