K1 West Transect – 2017

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Detailed Description

Permanent Site: K1 West Transect; Depth: 5.5 Meters (18.0 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,-123.51082988; Site Description: This is a shallow site. Sediment is a gravel/sand mixture. Both red (0:20, 0:25 seconds) and brown seaweed was abundant with the browns more abundant than the reds. Seven species of browns were recorded including Alaria marginata (0:17, 0:57 seconds), acid kelp Desmarestia (0:42 seconds), three-ribbed kelp Cymathere triplicata (0:56, 1:06 seconds) and the perennial seaweed Pterygophora californica (0:28, 1:43 seconds). A variety of invertebrates were present, but none were abundant or seen on video. A sanddab flatfish darts away to the right of the transect tape at 0:10 seconds.


Date Taken:

Length: 00:02:04

Location Taken: Elwha River, WA, US

Video Credits

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