E2 West Transect – 2013
Permanent Site: E2 West Transect; Depth: 14.8 Meters (48.4 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.9 Kilometers (0.5 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 2 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15653002, -123.56197605; Site Description: This is one of our deeper sites. Substrate is mainly gravel/cobble with scattered boulders. Seaweed is absent. The one frond seen on video at 0:30 seconds is an unattached piece of drift Alaria marginata. On a boulder at 0:43 seconds you can see yellow clumps of the staghorn bryozoan Heteropora pacifica and a gumboot chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri). Other invertebrates seen on video: blood sea star Henricia leviuscula leviuscula (0:11, 0:25 seconds), sunflower sea star Pycnopodia helianthoides (0:25, 0:59 seconds), red sea urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (0:27 seconds), vermillion sea star Mediaster aequalis (0:51, 1:11seconds).