E2 West Transect – 2014
Permanent Site: E2 West Transect; Depth: 14.6 Meters (48 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 0.9 Kilometers (0.5 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 3 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. Red sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus) are present along entire transect (0:04, 0:50, 1:15 seconds). One of the few sunflower sea stars (Pycnopodia helianthoides) seen during this year’s dive surveys (one year post Sea Star Wasting Disease outbreak) was at this site (0:35 seconds). Other invertebrates seen on video: staghorn bryozoan Heteropora pacifica (yellow clumps on boulder at 0:38, 1:10 seconds).