Focus on central and western strait, trying to identify restoration actions associated with dam removal on the Elwha. The area is also an important migratory corridor, ultimately seeing about 85% of the outflow from the Salish Sea. 430 seines in many habitat types over last 18 months, 16 snorkel surveys, 2 yrs surf smelt spawn surveys.
Embayed shorelines, spits, and bluffs have higher diversity than lower rivers, but only at drift-cell scale. Took genetic samples to see if PS chinook use the area. 63 juvenile chinook, 46% came from Elwha/Dungeness, 44% from Columbia, and 10% from inland WA. Smelt densities change dramatically between years, usually peaking between April and September. Kelp beds have higher densities of fish.