Thousand Springs | MARINe

Thousand Springs

Click here for Long-Term trends

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Thousand Springs is located in the Southern Channel Islands. This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Nicolas Island. Visitation to this site is limited to fishing and tidepooling navy personnel and a handful of researchers. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Thousand Springs biodiversity survey overview

Thousand Springs is dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock and boulder fields, 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 north/northeast.

Thousand Springs long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Thousand Springs were established in 2015 and are done by Navy Marine Ecology Consortium.  Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Silvetia (Golden Rockweed), Endocladia (Turfweed), and Phyllospadix (Surfgrass)Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2003, 2007, and 2013.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 10 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Thousand Springs, please contact Jessica Curran ( or Erica Pollard (