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Title: Herring Natal Habitats

Project Year and Number: 1997: 97166

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1998: 98166-CLO, 1996: 96166, 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: The oil spill coincided with the spring migration of Pacific herring to spawning grounds in Prince William Sound. Studies of oil spill injuries to herring documented damage from oil exposure in adult herring, reduced hatching success of embryos, and elevated levels of physical and genetic abnormalities in newly hatched larvae. The Prince William Sound herring spawning population has drastically declined since 1993, and pathology studies have implicated viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) and ichthyophonus as potential sources of mortality as well as indicators of stress. This project will monitor the abundance of the herring resource in Prince William Sound using SCUBA and hydroacoustic techniques.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

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Funding Detail For: 1997

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1997

Annual Report: 1997: Not Available

Final Report: View

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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1996: 96166 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
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1995: 95166 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
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1994: 94166-1 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
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1994: 94166 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
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