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Point Reyes National Seashore Seafloor Maps

Seafloor habitat and geology maps were developed for Point Reyes National Seashore by Moss Landing Marine Labs and Fresno State University. Point Reyes is a hook-shaped landmass projecting into the Pacific Ocean off central California. It lies on the Pacific Plate, which is separated from the North American Plate by the San Andreas Fault system.

The habitat map is based on remotely sensed data, seafloor geology, and direct and indirect observations. Seafloor habitats range from hard basement and bedrock outcrops (10% of the shelf) to soft, unconsolidated sediments (77%).

All products created by this project (reports, maps, data and metadata) can be downloaded from the NPS Integrated Resource Management Applications Portal (scroll down to the "Holdings" section for download links). Please see below for direct download links to the final report and maps.


Marine Benthic Habitat Mapping of the Point Reyes National Seashore (ZIP 3.08MB)


Maps - Point Reyes National Seashore (ZIP 1.4GB)

The maps include:
Sheet 1 - Sun-Illuminated Bathymetry
Sheet 2 - Color-Coded Bathymetry
Sheet 3 - Acoustic Backscatter Imagery
Sheet 4 - Geology Map
Sheet 5 - Marine Benthic Habitat Map
Sheet 6 - Map of Data Sources
Sheet 7 - Habitat Perspective Map

Data and Metadata

Project data and metadata can also be obtained from the NPS Integrated Resource Management Applications Portal. A ZIP file containing the data and metadata can be found under the Holdings section.

Last Updated: May 07, 2012