3MS18 (L1) West Transect – 2008

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Detailed Description

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 brown seaweed is abundant and includes Costaria costata (0:12 seconds), three-ribbed kelp Cymathere triplicata (0:38 seconds), bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana (0:32 seconds) and the perennial seaweed Pterygophora californica (1:20 seconds). Invertebrates seen on video: gumboot chiton Cryptochiton stelleri (0:29 seconds); unidentified orange sponge (0:55 seconds). Permanent transect L1 will be established here in 2012. 


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Length: 00:01:31

Lat / Long: 48.139575270000 / -123.594271750000

Location Taken: US

Video Credits

Editor: Chloe Dawson
USGS Contact: Nancy Elder, Fishery Biologist, Marrowstone Marine Field Station, (nelder@usgs.gov)