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Partington Cove

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Partington Cove is located in the Central Coast region of California, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This site is located within Julia Pfeiffer State Park. This site is also located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Julia Pfeiffer Burns Underwater Park), and is near the Partington Point/Julia P. Burns ASBS Mussel Watch site. This site receives low visitation by fisherman and tidepoolers. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Partington Cove biodiversity survey overview

Partington Cove is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of consolidated bedrock. The primary coastal orientation of this site is west/northwest.

Partington Cove long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Partington Cove were established in 2004 and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Water temperature is monitored at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2003 and 2004. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 5 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Partington Cove, please contact Pete Raimondi (