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Graduation Point

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Graduation Point is located in the Southern Channel Islands. This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Clemente Island. Visitation to this site is limited to fishing and tidepooling navy personnel and a handful of researchers. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds. 

Graduation Point biodiversity survey overview

Graduation Point 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 northwest.

Graduation Point long-term monitoring overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2014 and 2020.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Graduation Point, please contact Pete Raimondi (