GP2 East Transect – 2011
Permanent Control Site: GP2 East Transect; Depth: 12.9 Meters (42.3 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 18.8 Kilometers (11.7 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 1 month pre-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.12781102,-123.31645664; Site Description: This site was established as the eastern control. Substrate is mainly a gravel sand mixture. A few large boulders are located off transect (1:05 seconds). Red, green and brown seaweed is abundant (0:45 seconds) though growth is less dense than at shallower sights. Four species of browns were recorded including Saccharina spp. (1:22 seconds) and Agarum fimbriatum (1:08-1:11 seconds) growing on the boulders. A variety of invertebrates were present but none were abundant. Invertebrates seen on video: sunflower sea star Pycnopodia helianthoides (0:36 seconds).