Chimney Rock | MARINe

Chimney Rock

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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Chimney Rock is located in the North Central Coast region of California, within the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This site is located within the Point Reyes State Marine Reserve, and is near the Point Reyes Mussel Watch site. This site receives low visitation and has limited access due to bird and mammal restrictions. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Chimney Rock biodiversity survey overview

Chimney Rock is dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sandy beach, 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 north.

Chimney Rock long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Chimney Rock were established in 2010 and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Pisaster (Ochre Star). Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2010 and 2017. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 12 meters (along shore) x 10 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Chimney Rock, please contact Pete Raimondi (