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GP1 West Transect – 2012

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Detailed Description

Permanent Control Site: GP1 West Transect; Depth: 7.6 Meters (24.9 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 19.0 Kilometers (11.8 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 10 months post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.11852521,-123.31605203; Site Description: This site was established as the eastern control. Depth is medium-shallow. Substrate is mainly a gravel/sand/cobble mixture surrounding numerous large boulders. Red (1:11 seconds) and brown seaweed was abundant. Six species of browns were recorded and mainly consisted of the perennial seaweed Pterygophora californica (0:21, 1:00 seconds), Saccharina spp. (0:50 seconds) and Pleurophycus gardneri (1:31, 3:00 seconds). Bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana was present (2:10 seconds). A variety of invertebrates were present but none were abundant. The yellow and orange blotches on boulders were encrusting sponges or bryozoans (0:34, 0:37 seconds).




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