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A2 West Transect – 2015

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Permanent Site: A2 West Transect; Depth: 12.9 Meters (Feet 42.3); Distance from river mouth: Kilometers 1.8 (1.1 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 4 years 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 have returned but are sparse and consist almost entirely of acid kelp Desmarestia (0:25, 1:11 seconds). Feather duster tubeworms are abundant, including Eudistylia vancouveri (0:21 seconds, Schizobranchia insignis (0:48 seconds) and Eudistylia polymorpha. Visibility was poor at the site this day making it hard to see other species. Elwha River Nearshore, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, USA




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