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Field Activity Details for field activity L2413PS

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AKA: none

Other ID: L-24-13-PS

Status: Completed

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

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

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Warrick

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jon Warrick

Information Specialist(s): Melissa Foley

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Chlorophyll, Environmental Data: Nutrients, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: collect samples to investigate the effects of dam removal on biogeochemical properties of nearshore and estuary habitats


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End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2013-07-22

End Date: 2013-07-24

Equipment Used: Nutrient sampler, core, navigation

Information to be Derived: nutrient concentration, chlorophyll concentration

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: core locations provided by Angela Tan

Staff: Melissa Foley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Staff information imported from InfoBank
Melissa Foley



North: 49.75 South: 47.25 West: -125.75 East: -122.25



Foley, M.M., Duda, J.J., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., Ritchie, A., and Warrick, J.A., 2015, Rapid water quality change in the Elwha River estuary complex during dam removal: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 60 no. 5, pp. 1719–1732, doi: 10.1002/lno.10129.

Foley, M.M., Shafroth, P.B., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., and Ritchie, A.C., 2017, Ecological parameters in the Elwha River estuary before and during dam removal: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Foley, M.M., Warrick, J.A., Ritchie, A., Stevens, A.W., Shafroth, P.B., Duda, J.J., Beirne, M.M., Paradis, R., Gelfenbaum, G., McCoy, R., and Cubley, E.S., 2017, Coastal habitat and biological community response to dam removal on the Elwha River: Ecological Monographs, v. 87 no. 4, pp. 552–577, doi: 10.1002/ecm.1268.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Nutrient sampler --- Chlorophyll
core --- Biology
navigation --- Navigation

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