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Title: Investigations of Disease Factors Affecting Declines of Pacific Herring Populations in PWS

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96162

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1999: 99162-B, 1999: 99162-A, 1998: 98162, 1997: 97162-SUPP, 1997: 97162

Principal Investigator (PI): Richard Kocan, University of Washington

Assisting Personnel: Chris Kennedy, Gary Marty

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: Field and laboratory studies will focus on Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) and Ichthyophonus hoferi, a pathogenic fungus, to determine their role in the disease and mortality observed in PWS herring since 1993. Herring in PWS will be monitored three times per year for signs of disease and immune status. Specific pathogen-free herring will be used to determine the degree of mortality, blood chemical changes and pathogenicity produced by these organisms alone and in combination with exposure to stressors such as petroleum hydrocarbons, temperature and crowding. (This project was formerly numbered 95320S).


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: View (15,309 KB)

Final Report: See Project 644

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1999: 99162-B Not Available 1999: Not Available
View Not Applicable to this Project
1999: 99162-A Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 98162 See Project 98162
1998: 98162 Not Available 1998: Not Available
View No datasets
1997: 97162-SUPP Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 98162 See Project 98162
1997: 97162 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 98162 See Project 98162