Ecological Archives A/E/M000-000-A#

Bernardo R. Broitman, Carol A. Blanchette, Bruce A. Menge, Jane Lubchenco, Chris Krenz, Melissa. Foley, Peter A. Raimondi, David Lohse and Steven D. Gaines. 2008. Spatial and temporal variability in the recruitment of intertidal invertebrates along the West coast of the U.S.A. Ecological Monographs VOL: pp-pp.

Appendix A. Name and geographical coordinates (decimal degrees) of the 26 study sites along the US West coast. Orientation categories are based on cardinal compass directions and approximate degrees (with 0° = North). Exposure categories are very exposed (VE), exposed (E), and moderately exposed (ME), moderately protected (MP). Geomorphology (rock type) categories are basalt, mudstone, sandstone, carmeloite and Monterey shale and bench steepness categories are steep (~35-45°), inclined (~15-25°) and gentle (~2-10°).

 

Site

Latitude

Longitude

Orientation

Exposure

Geomorphology

1

Cape Meares

45.47

-123.97

W (270°)

E

Basalt; steep

2

Fogarty Creek

44.84

-124.06

W (270°)

VE

Basalt; steep to gentle

3

Boiler Bay

44.83

-124.06

WSW (250°)

E

Basalt, mudstone; inclined to gentle

4

Seal Rock

44.50

-124.08

WNW (290°)

VE

Basalt; steep

5

Yachats Beach

44.35

-124.11

W (270°)

VE

Basalt; gentle

6

Strawberry Hill

44.25

-124.11

W (270°)

E

Basalt; gentle

7

Tokatee Klootchman

44.20

-124.12

W (270°)

E

Basalt; gentle

8

Cape Arago

43.31

-124.40

W (270°)

VE

Sandstone; gentle

9

Cape Blanco

42.84

-124.56

W (270°)

E

Basalt; inclined

10

Rocky Point

42.72

-124.47

SSW (200°)

E

Basalt; inclined

11

Lone Ranch

42.10

-124.34

SW (225°)

ME

Basalt; inclined to gentle

12

Point St. George

41.79

-124.25

W (270°)

E

Sandstone; gentle

13

Trinidad Head

41.07

-124.16

WSW (250°)

E

Sandstone; steep

14

Cape Mendocino

40.42

-124.40

W (270°)

E

Sandstone; inclined to gentle

15

Kibesillah Hill

40.03

-124.08

W (270°)

E

Basalt; gentle

16

Fort Bragg

39.43

-123.82

WNW (290°)

E

Sandstone and shale; inclined

17

Sand Hill Bluff

36.98

-122.16

SW (240°)

E

Siltstone; steep to gentle

18

Terrace Point

36.95

-122.07

ESE (140°)

ME

Siltstone; gentle

19

Hopkins Marine Laboratory

36.62

-121.91

N (5°)

MP

Granite; steep to gentle

20

Stillwater Cove

36.56

-121.94

WSW (240°)

ME

Basaltic andesite (Carmeloite); steep to gentle

21

Andrew Molera

36.28

-121.86

SW (225°)

ME

Franciscan greenstone; steep to gentle

22

Piedras Blancas

35.67

-121.29

W (270°)

E

Basalt; inclined

23

Lompoc

34.72

-120.61

W (270°)

ME

Monterey shale; steep to inclined

24

Jalama

34.50

-120.50

SW (225°)

ME

Monterey shale; inclined

25

Alegría

34.47

-120.28

S (180°)

MP

Monterey shale; gentle

26

Coal Oil Point

34.41

-119.88

S (180°)

MP

Mudstone; gentle



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