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Sampling Site GCE2 (Four Mile Island)

Site Description  

Name: Four Mile Island

Location: Georgia, USA

Description: Low salt marsh/estuary site encompassing the southwestern end of Four Mile Island and the Sapelo River near Sapelo Sound. The large island is totally marsh, with no upland, and no development. Nearby areas, like "Sutherland Bluff", are developing with golf courses. A hydrographic sonde is deployed within this site attached to channel marker 4 (under U.S. Coast Guard permit). Salinity regime is similar to seawater.

Access Information: A deep channel allows easy boat access to the south end near Four Mile Point on oyster berms. (Ownership: Roger Dewitt)

Vegetation: Spartina alterniflora all tall or medium.

Fauna: Low, but nonzero, densities of Littoraria.

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Site Geographic Description

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Corner Latitude, Longitude (deg)


31.533604, -81.318961
31.552554, -81.318961
31.552554, -81.292844
31.533604, -81.292844

Polygon Area:  267.27 hectares

Polygon Center:  31.542803, -81.304664

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.