A2 East Transect – 2015

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: A2 East Transect; Depth: 12.4 Meters (Feet 40.8); Distance from river mouth: Kilometers 1.8 (1.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 4 years 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. Seaweeds have returned, mainly bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana (0:14, 0:20, 0:42 seconds) and acid kelp Desmarestia (0:17, 0:58, 1:28 seconds). Feather duster tubeworms are abundant, especially the species Eudistylia vancouveri (0:04, 0:10 seconds), Schizobranchia insignis and Eudistylia polymorpha. Other invertebrates seen on video: two egg cases of the moon snail Euspira lewisii (0:05, 1:05 seconds). Elwha River Nearshore, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, USA


Date Taken:

Length: 00:01:32

Lat / Long: 48.141302950000 / -123.587661240000

Location Taken: US

Video Credits

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