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Garrapata is located in the Central Coast region of California, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site is located within Garrapata State Beach. This site receives low visitation by fisherman and tidepoolers. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Garrapata biodiversity survey overview

Garrapata is dominated by consolidated igneous rock (granodiorite), and the area surrounding the site is comprised of consolidated igneous rock (granodiorite). The primary coastal orientation of this site is southwest.

Garrapata long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Garrapata 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), Endocladia (Turfweed), 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 by University of California Santa Cruz in 2007, 2018, and 2020. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Garrapata, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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