D2 West Transect – 2015

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: D2 West Transect; Depth: 12.7 Meters (41.7 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.3 Kilometers (0.2 Miles); Pre/Post Dam Removal: 4 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15233001,-123.56896603; Site Description: This site is right off the mouth of the river. Substrate is mainly gravel and cobble. This year lots of dead clam shells (0:18, 0:32 seconds) are everywhere and even more numerous than on east transect. Small woody debris is present (1:57 seconds). Seaweeds have returned but browns are very scarce. A few small bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) were noted but do not appear on video. Small reds are present (0:59, 1:22 seconds). Invertebrates were scarce except for Pandalus shrimp and truncate softshell clams (Mya truncata) which were abundant but cannot be seen on video. Adult Dungeness crabs (Metacarcinus magister) were encountered (1:13 seconds).


Date Taken:

Length: 00:02:09

Lat / Long: 48.152330010000 / -123.568966030000

Location Taken: US

Video Credits

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