Monterey Bay Information
Wetland Category: Flats & Beaches
NWI Classification: M2RS1P
Latitude:   36.621710 Longitude:   -121.905059

Image Data
Date: 09/30/2006
Direction: West
State: California
Country: USA
Location: Monterey
Author(s): Larry Handley
Affiliation: USGS, National Wetlands Research Center

Description: An intertidal Marine rocky shore of bedrock that is irregularly flooded by the high tide.
Conditions: Tide is between mean normal and low. The bedrock closer to the shoreline is flooded only at high storm driven tide levels. The softer sediments over the bedrock platform are easily eroded by the high wave energy leaving the bedrock shoreline.

Disturbances: The shoreline is heavily developed. Urban structures are highly vulnerable to the high wave energy and cliff erosion.