5288 Ambleside Inshore Pilot Reef Species List.xls

BALANCED

ENVIRONMENTAL

Table 1 - Observed Species List

Ambleside Reef Inshore October 21, 2010

Common Name Scientific Name Range Abundance*
Upper Lower
Barnacles
Acorn Balanus glandula Abundant
Brown Alga
Bull Kelp Nereocystis luetkeana Abundant
Rock Weed Fucus gardneri Common
Seersucker Costaria costata Common
Sugar Wrack Kelp Laminaria saccharina Abundant
Crabs
Red Rock Cancer productus Sparse
Fish
Black-eyed Goby Coryphopterus nicholsi Few
Tidepool Sculpin Oligocoitus maculosus Sparse
Green Alga
Sea Lettuce Ulva fenestrata Abundant
Jellyfish
Moon Aurelia aurita Common
Red Alga
Bladed Unidentified Species** Abundant
Rainbow Leaf Mazaella sp. Rare
Red Filamentous Polysiphonia sp. Few
Sea Cucumbers
California Parastichopus californicus Sparse
Sea Anemones
Buried Green Arthopleura artemisia Common
Sea Stars
Ochre Pisaster ochraceus Abundant
Leather Dermasterias imbricata Sparse
Mottled Evasterias troschelii Sparse
Sunflower Pycnopodia helianthoides Abundant
Abundance Catergory Algae and Attached Organisms (% Coverage) Mobile Organisms (Counts per Site) Bivalves (Counts per sq. m.)
Rare <5% 1 <1
Sparse 5-25% 2-4 1
Few 26-50% 5-10 2-3
Common 51-75% 11-30 4-9
Abundant >75% >30 >10

Range elevations measured in metres chart datum.

* Where observed conditions are suitable for growth. **Microscopic examination of the specimen is required for identification.