Anacapa Island Subtidal MonitoringNovember 11 2014
You are set up to receive WePay payments.
Here are the details to your account:
Name: Paul Spaur
Account ID: 997418334
The team went out to the Cat Rock area of Anacapa Island, aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) research vessel the R/V Shearwater. The team went along with members of the NPS to run the existing Intertidal Ecology protocol, and was able to deploy the ROV from the Shearwater to demonstrate its capabilities of subtidal monitoring. The then went aboard an inflatable boat and landed in the rocky intertidal zone to continue the intertidal survey.
National Park Service (NPS) scientists have developed an intertidal ecological assessment protocol over the past 20 years which they use to sample dozens of sites across the island chain to document the health of our island ecosystem. CSU Channel Islands' Intertidal Ecology team is currently establishing and surveying two new monitoring sites on Santa Rosa Island and they will eventually be proposed to be incorporated in the existing network. As the team will be working to update the NPS protocol, we were invited to go with them to some of their various sites to perform their current protocol with members of their Intertidal Ecology team. A few of these sites are on Anacapa Island.