D2 East Transect – 2015

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: D2 East Transect; Depth: 12.1 Meters (39.8 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.3 Kilometers (0.2 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 4 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15233001,-123.56829403; Site Description: This site is right off the mouth of the river. Substrate is mainly gravel. This year lots of dead clam shells (0:40, 1:03 seconds) are scattered along entire transect. Small woody debris is present (0:23 seconds). Seaweeds have returned but browns are very scarce. Small reds are present (0:59, 1:22 seconds). Invertebrates were scarce except for Pandalus shrimp which were abundant but cannot be seen on video. Adult Dungeness crabs (Metacarcinus magister) were encountered (1:56 seconds). A buffalo sculpin (Enophrys bison) can be seen emulating a rock at 0:48 seconds. The edge of the encroaching sand-sediment bar from the river mouth started five meters past the end of the transect. 


Date Taken:

Length: 00:02:01

Lat / Long: 48.152330010000 / -123.568294030000

Location Taken: US

Video Credits

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