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Red Irish lord sculpin
August 26, 2009

Red Irish lord sculpin

Red Irish lord sculpin - Scuba divers from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Fisheries Research Center, Washington Sea Grant, EPA and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe collected data and images from a long-term study of the Elwha River dam removals and the resulting effects on the nearshore ecosystem.

Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca

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Image: Female Desert Pupfish
April 27, 2009

Male Desert Pupfish

Desert pupfish, adult male, in seine net with other fish. Captured from the USGS/BOR Shallow Habitat Project experimental ponds on the southeast side of the Salton Sea, CA.

Image: Female Desert Pupfish
April 27, 2009

Female Desert Pupfish

Desert pupfish, adult female, in seine net with other fish. Captured from the USGS/BOR Shallow Habitat Project experimental ponds on the southeast side of the Salton Sea, CA.

SPF Pacific herring
September 26, 2008

Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) Pacific herring

Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) Pacific herring reared in the wet laboratory at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

September 8, 2008

3MS18 (L1) West Transect – 2008

Random Site: 3MS18 (L1) West Transect; Depth: 10.9 m (35.9 feet); Distance from river mouth: 2.3 Kilometers (1.4 Miles) west; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 3 year pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13957527,-123.59427175; Site Description: This transect is medium depth with substrate that varies from all fine sediment/sand/mud, some on top of bedrock, to areas of large boulders. Large

September 7, 2008

6MH18 (J1) East Transect – 2008

Permanent Site: J1 East Transect; Depth: 9.5 Meters (31.2 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 6.7 Kilometers (4.1 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 year pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: ; Site Description: This site is medium depth. Substrates is a gravel/cobble/sand mixture with an occasional boulder. Seaweed is abundant, especially three-ribbed kelp Cymathere triplicata (0:21

September 7, 2008

6MH18 (J1) West Transect – 2008

Permanent Site: J1 West Transect; Depth: 9.2 Meters (30.2 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 6.6 Kilometers (4.1 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 year pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13607725,-123.48002186; Site Description: This site is medium depth. Substrates is a gravel/cobble/sand mixture with an occasional boulder. Seaweed is abundant, especially three-ribbed kelp

August 24, 2008

5SM18 East Transect – 2008

Random Site: 5SM18 East Transect; Depth: 6.7 Meters (22.0 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 4.5 Kilometers (2.8 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 3 years pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.1357869,-123.5095144; Site Description: This is a shallow site. Sediment is a gravel/sand mixture. Red, green and brown seaweed is abundant. Six species of browns were recorded including

August 24, 2008

5SM18 West Transect – 2008

Random Site: 5SM18 West Transect; Depth: 6.1 Meters (20 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 4.5 Kilometers (2.8 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 3 years pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13592923,-123.51082988; Site Description: This is a shallow site. Sediment is a gravel/sand mixture. Red, green and brown seaweed is abundant. Six species of browns were recorded including

Researcher collects particle size analysis samples
March 6, 2008

Researcher collects particle size analysis samples

Gary Barton (USGS) collects particle size analysis samples of the surface riverbed material of the Kootenai River about three miles upstream from Bonners Ferry, ID.