K1 East Transect – 2017

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: K1 East Transect; Depth: 6.2 Meters (20.4 Feet); Distance from river mouth: 4.5 Kilometers (2.8 Miles) east; Pre/Post Dam Removal: 6 years post-dam removal; Lat/Long: 48.13592923,-123.5101581; Site Description: This is a shallow site. Sediment is a gravel/sand mixture. Both red (1:29 seconds) and brown seaweed was abundant but this year browns were substantially more abundant than the reds. Eight species of browns were recorded, including Alaria marginata (1:40 seconds), three-ribbed kelp Cymathere triplicata (0:43 seconds), bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana, the perennial seaweed Pterygophora californica (1:10-1:19 seconds) and the most abundant seaweed, Saccharina (0:16 seconds). A variety of invertebrates were present but none were abundant or seen on video.


Date Taken:

Length: 00:01:50

Location Taken: Elwha River, WA, US

Video Credits

Editor: Nancy Elder, Fishery Biologist, Marrowstone Marine Field Station, (nelder@usgs.gov)