41° 03' 36.3" N, 124° 08' 56.4" W
41° 03' 20.7" N, 124° 08' 49.8" W
Student lab technicians and staff from Cal Poly Humboldt Telonicher Marine Laboratory collect daily temperature and salinity samples from the northwest side of Trinidad State Beach which is located on the rocky headland between the Pacific Ocean and Trinidad Bay. Salinity samples are returned to Scripps once a month for analysis. Except during periods of heavy runoff, salinity values from the coast and the bay are nearly identical. The student lab technicians also collect daily temperature measurements from the fishing pier on the lee or southeast side of the rocky headland between the Pacific Ocean and Trinidad Bay. Salinity samples are collected at this location if surf conditions are too rough for Trinidad Beach.