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A2 East Transect – 2012

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Permanent Site: A2 East Transect; Depth: 12.9 Meters (Feet 42.4); Distance from river mouth: Kilometers 1.8 (1.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 10 months post-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 very sparse. This year the feather duster tubeworms Eudistylia vancouveri (0:04 seconds) and Schizobranchia insignis (0:09 seconds) substantially increased in numbers. Invertebrates seen on video: sunflower sea star Pycnopodia helianthoides (1:14 seconds), sand-rose anemone Urticina columbiana (1:36 seconds). Elwha River Nearshore, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, USA




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