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Title: Prince William Sound Oysters

Project Year and Number: 1989: FS16

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Michael Kaill, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Malin Babcock

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms , Subtidal Organisms

Abstract: The long term growth, survival, and hydrocarbon uptake portion of this project was begun during September, 1989. Fifteen thousand Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) were stocked into nets at both oiled and non-oiled sites. Initial stocking mortality during the first time period appeared to be high. The project is proceeding normally as per the schedule proposed in the Detailed Study Plan. Initial project staging work, preparatory to advancing into the active field season, will be completed by March 1, 1990.

Pyster sampling at established sites was completed in September, 1989. All samples have been submitted to the contract laboratory for petroleum hydrocarbon analyses.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1989

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1989

Annual Report: 1989: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available