Phillips Gulch | MARINe

Phillips Gulch

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Phillips Gulch is located in the North Central Coast region of California, within the Salt Point State Marine Conservation Area and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This site receives moderate visitation during low tides by abalone divers and tidepoolers. This gently sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Phillips Gulch biodiversity survey overview

Phillips Gulch is dominated by consolidated bedrock (conglomerate), and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock (conglomerate), boulder fields, and cobble beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is southwest

Phillips Gulch long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Phillips Gulch were established in 2010 and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Pisaster (Ochre Star). Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2010 and 2020. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 15 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Phillips Gulch, please contact Pete Raimondi (