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North Head

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

North Head 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 gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

North Head biodiversity survey overview

North Head long-term monitoring overview

North Head is dominated by a mixture of consolidated conglomerate bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is north.

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 40 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about North Head, please contact Pete Raimondi (