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Open-file Report 03-85

Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1


The Big Sycamore Reserve is composed entirely of sandy habitat (Shk). Expansion of the reserve seaward will not protect any rocky habitat, but expansion to the southeast would.
Screen capture from ArcView window showing the color-coded habitats derived from sidescan sonar including reserve boundaries and coastline.

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