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A2 East Transect – 2011

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Permanent Site: A2 East Transect; Depth: 12.5 Meters (Feet 41.1); Distance from river mouth: Kilometers 1.8 (1.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.14130295, -123.58766124; Site Description: One of our deeper sites at over 40 feet. Sediment is primarily sand/sandy mud. Annual seaweeds are present but not abundant. The dominant species this year is the acid kelp Desmarestia (0:37, 1:38 seconds). Bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana is noted (0:36 seconds). Invertebrates seen on video: sunflower sea star Pycnopodia helianthoides (0:23 seconds), sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi (1:07 seconds). Elwha River Nearshore, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, USA




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