A1 East Transect – 2016
Permanent Site: A1 East Transect; Depth: 8.0 Meters (26.1 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 1.8 Kilometers (1.1 Miles) West; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 5 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13870775, -123.5855312; Site Description: Transect is in eastern part of Freshwater Bay. Sediment is primarily sand/sandy mud. Previous small boulders appear to be buried. Seaweeds are very sparse. The patch of eelgrass (Zostera marina) seen in 2011-2012 has not returned. Feather duster tubeworms Eudistylia vancouveri start to be seen towards the western end (1:30 seconds) and past the end point of the transect (2:00 seconds). Another tubeworm, Diopatra ornata is common but hard to see on the video (appears as small clumps of seaweed and detritus 1:03 seconds).