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Sampling Site GCE8 (Alligator Creek)

Site Description  

Name: Alligator Creek

Location: Georgia, USA

Description: Mid-estuary/salt marsh site on the west side of Friday Cap Creek along the Altamaha River. This is a brackish marsh with salinities around 14 PSU during drought, less than 5 PSU normally. A hydrographic sonde is deployed adjacent to this site in the Altamaha River near Alligator Creek, attached to the US Coast Guard Daymarker 2 pilings.

Access Information: Accessible by boat only. Access is moderately easy on the steep mud bank at the mouth of the small creek. (Ownership: Georgia DNR, private land owners on Broughton Island)

Restrictions: Duck hunts may be conducted in September and November-February and feral hog hunts occur year-around, so wear orange vests and use caution (contact Bob Monroe, supervisor for Coastal Management Region 7, at 912-263-3173 for information)

Vegetation: Fringe of tall Spartina alterniflora and S. cynosuroides at creek banks. High marsh has narrow band of medium height S. alterniflora backed by vast expanses of Juncus.

Fauna: Melampus present, but no Littoraria. Alligators, snakes and wild pigs are present.

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Corner Latitude, Longitude (deg)


31.304063, -81.426272
31.317808, -81.426272
31.317808, -81.410634
31.304063, -81.410634

Polygon Area:  136.86 hectares

Polygon Center:  31.311116, -81.418801

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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.