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A2 West Transect – 2012

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Permanent Site: A2 West Transect; Depth: 12.9 Meters (Feet 42.2); Distance from river mouth: Kilometers 1.8 (1.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 10 months post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.14130295, -123.5883331; Site Description: One of our deeper sites at over 40 feet. Sediment is primarily sand/sandy mud with a few scattered boulders. Seaweeds are very sparse this year and mainly consist of the species Agarum fimbriatum (0:42 seconds) growing on boulders. Invertebrates seen on video: sand-rose anemone Urticina columbiana (0:20 seconds), sunflower sea star Pycnopodia helianthoides (1:01 seconds). Fish: small flatfish, species unknown (1:14 seconds). Elwha River Nearshore, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, USA




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