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Mal Coombs

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Mal Coombs is located in the North Coast region of California, within the King Range National Conservation Area. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (King Range NCA ASBS) and is near the Point Delgada/Shelter Cove Mussel Watch site. This site receives relatively high visitation by tidepoolers due to nearby parking and steps leading down to the intertidal. It is also about a quarter mile upcoast of the Shelter Cove boat launch. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Mal Coombs long-term monitoring overview

Mal Coombs 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 sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is southeast.

Mal Coombs biodiversity overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2014 and 2018. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 50 meters (seaward).

For more information about Mal Coombs, please contact Pete Raimondi (