Kibesillah Hill | MARINe

Kibesillah Hill

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Kibesillah Hill is located in the North Coast region of California. Kibesillah Hill is one of 6 sites where Kinnetic Laboratories did experimental clearings (1m x 2m) in 1985 in the Endocladia, Mastocarpus and Mytilus zones to look at recovery rates within these assemblages. This site receives low visitation by fishermen and tidepoolers. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Kibesillah Hill long-term monitoring overview

Kibesillah Hill is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of consolidated bedrock. The primary coastal orientation of this site is north/northwest.

Kibesillah Hill biodiversity overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Kibesillah Hill were established in 2004, 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), Fucus (Northern Rockweed), Pelvetiopsis (Dwarf Rockweed), Endocladia (Turfweed), Mastocarpus (Turkish Washcloth) 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 2001, 2003, 2007, 2014, 2018, and 2020. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 80 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Kibesillah Hill, please contact Pete Raimondi (