Davenport Landing | MARINe

Davenport Landing

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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Davenport Landing is located in the Central Coast region of California, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site receives moderate visitation by surfers and tidepoolers. This gently sloping site consists of relatively flat terrain.

Davenport Landing biodiversity survey overview

Davenport Landing Landing is dominated by a mixture of consolidated mudstone and sandy beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated mudstone and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is southwest.

Davenport Landing long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Davenport Landing were established in 2007, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel), Silvetia (Golden Rockweed), Mastocarpus (Turkish Washcloth), Phyllospadix (Surfgrass), and Pisaster (Ochre Star). In addition, motile invertebrates are monitored at this site. Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2007, 2018, and 2020. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 50 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

This site is also regularly surveyed by LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) which is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. You can access site specific data from this citizen scientist and educational broad scale trend monitoring program.

For more information about Davenport Landing, please contact Pete Raimondi (raimondi@ucsc.edu).