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Wilson Rock

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Average Rating: 4.5
Average Depth: 80 ft.
Max Depth: 150 ft.

    Within the front-side seamounts of San Miguel Island lies Wilson Rock. It is at the eastern end of a seven-mile chain about four miles north of Simonton Cove. Although Wilson is naturally protected from destructive swells, it has not been protected from overuse. This area has taken abuse from the many sport divers who come in search of scallops. The depth range in this area is between 60 and 130 feet. The large walls at this location are covered with invertebrates including anemones, sponges, tunicates, sea stars, muscles, scallops, tube worms, and sea urchins. All this coverage provides a great habitat for the brittle stars, nudibranchs, crabs, and snails that can commonly be seen. In the calm portions of the water, china, gopher, copper and vermilion rockfish can be found along with lingcod and wolf eels. Throughout the region, blue and olive rockfish, garibaldi, and surfperch can also be seen.

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    Degrees 34.1051666666667 -120.396

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