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Artificial Kelp Reef
off San Clemente State Beach
President Nixon’s 'La Casa Pacifica' (1.41 mi / 2.26 km)
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (4.26 mi / 6.86 km)
The Ocean Institute and two resident ships (6.65 mi / 10.70 km)
Mission San Juan Capistrano (7.65 mi / 12.32 km)
Main Beach (13.78 mi / 22.18 km)
LCAC (hovercraft) base (14.38 mi / 23.15 km)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (18.20 mi / 29.29 km)
Saddleback Church (megachurch) (18.44 mi / 29.68 km)
Wild Rivers/Lion Country Safari (18.56 mi / 29.87 km)
Saleen Cars HQ (18.79 mi / 30.24 km)
From: desimalits a new reef built by UCSB. http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/06/28/news/coastal/62705192845.txt
Tue Jul 26 11:41:13 -0700 2005
From: teddermaybe I missed something, but it doesn't explain the odd color.. the location is certainly right, because the nuke plant is just down the beach a mile or so.
Tue Jul 26 13:46:15 -0700 2005
From: senate83It's an artificial kelp reef. More info is given in this SoCal Edison article (note the location map which is an exact overlay): http://www.sce.com/PowerandEnvironment/PowerGeneration/MarineMitigation/KelpReefProject.htm
Tue Nov 29 08:42:23 -0800 2005
From: tedderthanks! I'll update the info.
Tue Nov 29 11:56:06 -0800 2005