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Title: Herring Natal Habitats

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96166

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1998: 98166-CLO, 1997: 97166, 1995: 95166, 1994: 94166-1, 1994: 94166

Principal Investigator (PI): Mark Willette, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Greg Carpenter, Karen Hyer, John Wilcock

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: Past studies have documented damage from oil exposure in adult herring, hatching success of embryos, and levels of physical and genetic abnormalities in larvae. The PWS herring spawning population has drastically declined since 1993, and pathology studies implicated Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) and Ichthyophonus as potential sources of mortality as well as indicators of stress. The project will continue to provide estimates of spawning herring abundance and investigate the lethality of suspected pathogens and the role of environmental contaminants in disease transmission through laboratory and field studies.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: View (12,203 KB)

Final Report: See Project 1136

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1998: 98166-CLO Not Available 1998: Not Available
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1997: 97166 Not Available 1997: Not Available
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1995: 95166 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 97166 See Project 97166
1994: 94166-1 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 94166 See Project 97166
1994: 94166 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
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