H2 East Transect – 2016
Permanent Site: H2 East Transect; Depth: 8.1 Meters (26.6 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 2.6 Kilometers (1.6 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 5 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.15008216,-123.53210661; Site Description: This site is medium to shallow depth. Substrate is mainly gravel with some sand, cobble and an occasional boulder and has not changed since dam removal. Seaweed growth of both reds (0:55seconds) and browns was pronounced and almost as much as pre-dam removal levels. Five different species of brown seaweeds are present, including Alaria marginata (0:15 seconds), three-ribbed kelp Cymathere triplicata (1:11 seconds) and the perennial seaweed Pterygophora californica (0:20, 0:43 seconds). Horse clams (Tresus capax) have become very abundant. Invertebrates seen on video: red rock crab Cancer productus (0:41, 0:45 seconds).