The survey was flown along the same transect lines used during the 1985 and 1993 surveys.
The quadrant is a one metre square metal frame which is put on the seagrass bed at each ten metre point along the transect line.
The recording tape recorder was placed at 1, 5, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 m along the transect line.
Substrate composition was quantified along several transects perpendicular to stream flow and classified as clay and silt.
The first choice faced by the investigator is whether to use line transects or point transects .
Complete transection causes the artery to quickly retract and close down, and this promotes clotting of the blood.
This allows the level of transection to be identified, along with other features, based on knowledge of the spinal segmental motor nerve supply to the individual muscles.
The muscle is transected from its insertion to the humerus so that the only remaining attachment is the nerve and blood vessels.
Fifteen sets of nested plots were located at about 15 meter intervals along line transects perpendicular to the slope within the study areas.
Recent research would indicate that tears of this nature, i.e. transections , are not expected to heal together unless there is surgical repair.