Enderts | MARINe


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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Enderts is located in the North Coast region of California, within Redwood National and State Parks. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Redwood National Park ASBS). Visitation is relatively low due to obstructed access through a cave. This steep site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Enderts long-term monitoring overview

Enderts is dominated by consolidated bedrock (greywacke mudstone/sandstone with calcite intrusions), 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.

Enderts biodiversity overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Enderts were established in 2004, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz and Redwood National and State Park. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel), Pelvetiopsis (Dwarf Rockweed), Endocladia (Turfweed) and Pisaster (Ochre Star). In addition, motile invertebrates, mussel size structure, and water temperature are monitored at this site. Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 10 meters (along shore) x 10 meters (seaward), and 8 meters (along shore) x 15 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Enderts, please contact Andrew Morin (andrew_morin@nps.gov).