Ellwood | MARINe


Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Ellwood is located in the South Coast region of California. This site is located upcoast of the Ellwood Pier, and there is a popular surfing location near the site. This gently sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Ellwood biodiversity survey overview

Ellwood long-term monitoring overview

Ellwood is dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is south.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2012.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 20 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

Ellwood was sampled in 2015 as part of a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). Biodiversity Linked Vertical Photoplot (BLVP) and motile invertebrate surveys were done as part of the NRDA.

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