Thousand Springs | MARINe

Thousand Springs

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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 by University of California Santa Cruz 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 Pete Raimondi (