C2 West Transect – 2015

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: C2 West Transect; Depth: 16.6 Meters (Feet 54.5); Distance from river mouth: 0.7 Kilometers (0.5 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 4 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.147841,-123.57663268; Site Description: One of our deepest sites. Substrate is all muddy sand. Seaweed is absent. Lots of woody debris is present (0:42, 0:44, 0:53 seconds). Featherduster tubeworms, mainly Eudistylia vancouveri (0:26, 0:48, seconds) and Schizobranchia insignis (0:40, 0:44, 1:11 seconds), are still abundant in contrast to the east transect. Geoduck clams Panopea generosa (0:18, 1:30, 2:39 seconds) are common. Other invertebrates seen on video: red rock crab Cancer productus (0:44, 0:48, 1:38 seconds), and Dungeness crab Metacarcinus magister (2:26 seconds).


Date Taken:

Length: 00:02:48

Lat / Long: 48.147841000000 / -123.576632680000

Location Taken: US

Video Credits

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