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Seafloor off Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, California

General Information Product 154

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DOI: 10.3133/gip154

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Abstract

The seafloor off Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, California, is extremely varied, with sandy flats, boulder fields, faults, and complex bedrock ridges. These ridges support rich marine ecosystems; some of them form the "reefs" that produce world-class surf breaks. Colors indicate seafloor depth, from red-orange (about 2 meters or 7 feet) to magenta (25 meters or 82 feet).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Seafloor off Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, California
Series title:
General Information Product
Series number:
154
DOI:
10.3133/gip154
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
Postcard
Country:
United States
State:
California
City:
Santa Cruz
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