E2 East Transect – 2015

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: E2 East Transect; Depth: 14.8 Meters (48.5 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.9 Kilometers (0.5 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 4 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15653002,-123.56130401; Site Description: This is one of our deeper sites. Substrate is mainly gravel/cobble with an occasional boulder. A lot of shell debris was present this year (1:12 seconds). A few small brown and red seaweeds have returned (0:28, 0:39 seconds). The featherduster tubes worm Schizobranchia insignis (pale orange blotches at 0:21 seconds) continue to be abundant as well as truncate softshell clams Mya truncata. Red sea urchins are scattered along last ten meters of transect (1:40-1:54 seconds). One can be seen eating a piece of drift seaweed at 1:53 seconds. Other invertebrates seen on video: red rock crab Cancer productus (0:42 seconds), blood sea star Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (0:42 seconds).


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Length: 00:02:02

Lat / Long: 48.156530020000 / -123.561304010000

Location Taken: US

Video Credits

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