Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.43.5)

SBC LTER: Reef: Kelp Forest Community Dynamics: Transect depth data

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Time Period:
Date:
2010-07-20
Geographic Coverage
Sampling Site: 
Description: ABUR1: Arroyo Burro Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 305 (degree). Transect begins directly offshore of the Arroyo Burro creek mouth. Bedrock and sand substrate has little relief (0-0.5 m). Depth approximately 24-27’. This transect often becomes inundated with sand.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.744383 Latitude (degree):  34.400117
Altitude (meter): -7.62
Sampling Site: 
Description: ABUR2: Arroyo Burro Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 320 (degree). Transect consists of low bedrock ridges (0-0.5m) with areas of sand. The first half of the transect is in deeper sand and the second half runs along a ridge covered in shallow sand. Depth is approximately 22'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.7448 Latitude (degree):  34.400433
Altitude (meter): -6.71
Sampling Site: 
Description: AHND1: Arroyo Hondo Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 105 (degree). From 2003-present this transect has been ~0.5m deep sand, with no exposed reef, but Diopatra beds with epiphytic algae are present . Depth slopes from approximately 16’ at the 0 m bolt to 24’ at the 40 m bolt.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.144383 Latitude (degree):  34.471867
Altitude (meter): -6.1
Sampling Site: 
Description: AHND2: Arroyo Hondo Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 85 (degree). This transect is in a boulder field with some relief (0-0.75m) and patchy sand with Diopatra beds. Depth is approximately 25'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.14085 Latitude (degree):  34.471767
Altitude (meter): -7.62
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE1: Arroyo Quemado Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect begins west of the river mouth, on the backside of one of the larger ridges (1m). Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m). Depth is approximately 24'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.121417 Latitude (degree):  34.468783
Altitude (meter): -7.32
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE2: Arroyo Quemado Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect transverses slightly southeast across the prominent east/west ridges. Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m). Depth is approximately 24'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.120783 Latitude (degree):  34.468733
Altitude (meter): -7.32
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE3: Arroyo Quemado Transect 3: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 113 (degree). Transect begins at the western edge of the hard substrate, nearly directly offshore of the river mouth (~200 m). Silt covered bedrock and small boulder substrate with little relief (0-0.5 m), some moderate sized areas of deep sand present along with Pterygophora and Diopatra beds. Depth is approximately 30'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.119283 Latitude (degree):  34.467933
Altitude (meter): -9.14
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE4: Arroyo Quemado Transect 4: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect begins east of the river mouth. Bedrock with several large boulder outcrops creating some significant relief (0-2.5 m) along transect. Some moderate sized areas of sand (1-5 m). Depth is approximately 23 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.117183 Latitude (degree):  34.467467
Altitude (meter): -7.01
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE5: Arroyo Quemado Transect 5: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 95 (degree). Bedrock substrate, some moderate relief (0-1.5 m), one small overhanging ridge with sand channels and Diopatra beds. Depth is approximately 33 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.11735 Latitude (degree):  34.46685
Altitude (meter): -10.06
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE6: Arroyo Quemado Transect 6: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect begins slightly west of the river mouth. Sand (1-3cm deep) and bedrock substrate with low relief (0-0.5m). Depth is approximately 33 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.12085 Latitude (degree):  34.46755
Altitude (meter): -10.06
Sampling Site: 
Description: BULL1: Bulito Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Transect is closest to the river mouth, bedrock and shale substrate with some slight relief (0-1 m) and thick understory algal cover.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.333433 Latitude (degree):  34.458883
Altitude (meter): -5.49
Sampling Site: 
Description: BULL3: Bulito Transect 3: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 85 (degree). Bedrock and shale substrate with some sandy areas and slight relief (0-1 m). Thick Pterygophora beds typically present. Depth is approximately 20 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.333483 Latitude (degree):  34.458483
Altitude (meter): -6.1
Sampling Site: 
Description: BULL6: Bulito Transect 6: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Bedrock and shale substrate with some sandy areas and slight relief (0-1m). Depth is approximately 24 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.33355 Latitude (degree):  34.45815
Altitude (meter): -7.32
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP1: Carpinteria Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 70 (degree). Transect runs parallel along the significant NE-running reef ridge and has significant relief (up to 3 m) on the northern side. Bedrock substrate with some slight relief (0-1 m). Depth is approximately 8-12 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.5438 Latitude (degree):  34.392417
Altitude (meter): -3.05
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP2: Carpinteria Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 60 (degree). Generally a mudstone substrate with little relief (0-0.5 m). Depth is approximately 10-13 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.540367 Latitude (degree):  34.392767
Altitude (meter): -3.51
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP3: Carpinteria Transect 3: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 85 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m), boulders, and some small areas (1-3 m) of silt and sand. Depth is approximately 24 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.544 Latitude (degree):  34.391517
Altitude (meter): -7.32
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP4: Carpinteria Transect 4: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m) and some small areas (1-3 m) of silty sand. 0 bolt begins at the crevice between two ridges. Depth is approximately 22 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.54165 Latitude (degree):  34.391717
Altitude (meter): -6.71
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP5: Carpinteria Transect 5: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Mudstone ridges (1-2m) with areas of shell debris, cobble, and small boulders. Depth is approximately 20 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.539317 Latitude (degree):  34.391817
Altitude (meter): -6.1
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP6: Carpinteria Transect 6: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m) and some small areas (1-3 m) of silty sand. Depth is approximately 27 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.544133 Latitude (degree):  34.391117
Altitude (meter): -8.23
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP7: Carpinteria Transect 7: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m) and some small areas (1-3 m) of silty sand and cobble channels. Depth is approximately 27 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.541833 Latitude (degree):  34.391233
Altitude (meter): -8.23
Sampling Site: 
Description: CARP8: Carpinteria Transect 8: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Mudstone substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m) and some small areas of shell debris, cobble, and small boulders. Depth is approximately 27 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.539533 Latitude (degree):  34.3914
Altitude (meter): -8.23
Sampling Site: 
Description: GOLB1: Goleta Bay Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect begins at western edge of existing kelp bed. Mudstone and sand substrate with several large isolated boulders creating some moderate relief (0-1.5 m). Depth is approximately 18 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.8224 Latitude (degree):  34.413783
Altitude (meter): -5.49
Sampling Site: 
Description: GOLB2: Goleta Bay Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect has mudstone and sand substrate with several large isolated boulders creating some moderate relief (0-1.5 m). Depth is approximately 18 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.8218 Latitude (degree):  34.41365
Altitude (meter): -5.49
Sampling Site: 
Description: IVEE1: Isla Vista Reef Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect begins at western edge of existing eastern kelp bed near Depressions beach; a mudstone and small boulder substrate with some sand channels and slight relief (0-1 m). Depth is approximately 30 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.857867 Latitude (degree):  34.402833
Altitude (meter): -9.14
Sampling Site: 
Description: IVEE2: IV Reef Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 85 (degree). Transect has a mudstone and sand substrate with several large isolated boulders creating some moderate relief (0-1.5 m). Depth is approximately 30 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.857233 Latitude (degree):  34.402733
Altitude (meter): -9.14
Sampling Site: 
Description: MOHK1: Mohawk Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect has a bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m) and some small (1-2 m) areas of silty sand / shell hash. Transect follows a reef ledge that is ~1-2m off the sand below. Depth is approximately 24 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.73 Latitude (degree):  34.394333
Altitude (meter): -7.32
Sampling Site: 
Description: MOHK2: Mohawk Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m) and some small (1-2 m) areas of silty sand. Transect follows a small reef ledge that is ~1m off the sand below. Depth is approximately 24 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.729367 Latitude (degree):  34.39415
Altitude (meter): -7.32
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL1: Naples Transect 1: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 60 (degree). Transect begins at extreme western edge of Naples main reef. Bedrock substrate with some significant relief (0-2 m). Depth is approximately 25 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.952933 Latitude (degree):  34.422333
Altitude (meter): -7.62
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL2: Naples Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some significant relief (0-2 m). Depth is approximately 25 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.952317 Latitude (degree):  34.422467
Altitude (meter): -7.62
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL3: Naples Transect 3: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 80 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some significant relief (0-2 m). Depth approximately 25'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.9517 Latitude (degree):  34.422367
Altitude (meter): -7.62
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL4: Naples Transect 4: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). “Deep Cobble.” Located approximately 7 m south of the ridges that define the main reef. Depth is approximately 35 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.9519 Latitude (degree):  34.4223
Altitude (meter): -10.67
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL5: Naples Transect 5: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 100 (degree). Transect begins at the apex of the “horseshoe” on the first flat bench east of deep cobble. Bedrock substrate with some moderate relief (0-1.5 m). Depth is approximately 35 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.951283 Latitude (degree):  34.421883
Altitude (meter): -10.67
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL6: Naples Transect 6: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 105 (degree). Bedrock substrate with some significant relief (0-2 m). Depth increases from approximately 33 to 45 feet along transect.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.950633 Latitude (degree):  34.42195
Altitude (meter): -11.89
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL7: Naples Transect 7: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 90 (degree). Transect begins at the western end of “Three fingers” where the reef begins to slope from east to west into deeper water. Bedrock substrate with some significant relief (0-2 m). Depth decreases from approximately 36 to 28 feet along transect.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.951833 Latitude (degree):  34.4219
Altitude (meter): -9.75
Sampling Site: 
Description: NAPL8: Naples Transect 8: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 100 (degree). Located on a prominent ridge (3 m relief). Bedrock substrate with some significant relief (0-2 m). Depth increases from approximately 33 to 45 feet along the transect.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.950317 Latitude (degree):  34.421833
Altitude (meter): -11.89
Sampling Site: 
Description: SCDI2: Santa Cruz Island Diablo Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 305 (degree). Transect runs along rocky reef with patches of sand/shell debris and several large boulders. Depth is approximately 30 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.757633 Latitude (degree):  34.058633
Altitude (meter): -9.14
Sampling Site: 
Description: SCDI3: Santa Cruz Island Diablo Transect 3: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 335 (degree). Transect runs along rocky reef with patches of sand/shell debris and several large boulders and ledges. Depth varies from approximately 43 to 50 feet.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.757633 Latitude (degree):  34.058667
Altitude (meter): -14.3
Sampling Site: 
Description: SCTW2: Santa Cruz Island Twin Harbors West Transect 2: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 330 (degree). Transect 2 lies along rocky reef with large boulders and patches of sand/shell debris. Depth is approximately 20'.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.715133 Latitude (degree):  34.0444
Altitude (meter): -6.1
Sampling Site: 
Description: SCTW3: Santa Cruz Island Twin Harbors West Transect 3: a line starting at the lat-lon coordinates with a length of 40 (meter), and width of 2 (meter) along a heading of 290 (degree). Transect 3 lies along rocky reef with large boulders and patches of sand/shell debris. Depth is approximately 30 feet. At the end of the transect there is a pinnacle about 3-4m tall.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.715133 Latitude (degree):  34.044467
Altitude (meter): -12