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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-629-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (ZP00AZZ)

Principal Investigator(s): Renee Takesue

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Renee Takesue

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize in year 8 postrestoration eelgrass and sedimentary parameters.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Tacoma, Washingotn

End Port/Location: Tacoma, Washington

Start Date: 2017-05-25

End Date: 2017-05-29

Equipment Used: navigation, Other, Hand-grab sample

Information to be Derived: Grain size, organic carbon content, plant density and morphology, water temperature.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data submitted to FAD 8/23/2017 Conducted two vegetation surveys, collected four sediment cores and six surface sediments, and measured temperature at the seabed.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Biological surveys will be conducted with quadrats. Temperature will be measured by Onset loggers.


Nisqually River Delta, South Puget Sound, WA

North: 47.10863272 South: 47.07241016 West: -122.74475098 East: -122.67168579


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
navigation --- Navigation
Other --- --- ---
Hand-grab sample --- Biology

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