Del Mar Landing | MARINe

Del Mar Landing

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Del Mar Landing is located in the North Central Coast region of California, within the Del Mar Landing State Marine Reserve. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve ASBS), and is near the Sea Ranch Del Mar Mussel Watch site. This site receives low visitation by tidepoolers. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Del Mar Landing biodiversity survey overview

Del Mar Landing 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 south.

Del Mar Landing long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Del Mar Landing 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 by University of California Santa Cruz in 2010, 2017, and 2020. 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 Del Mar Landing, please contact Pete Raimondi (