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Title: Subtidal Monitoring: Recovery of Sediments and Hydrocarbon Degrading Microorganisms in the Subtidal Environment (Also referred to as 93047-1)

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93047-1

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1996: 96106, 1995: 95106, 1993: 93047-A, 1993: 93047-2, 1993: 93047, 1992: ST02-A, 1991: ST02

Principal Investigator (PI): Chuck O'Clair, NOAA/NMFS Auke Bay Laboratory

Assisting Personnel: Jeep Rice, Jeff Short

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Sediments , Subtidal Organisms

Abstract: This project will monitor the recovery of subtidal sediments and the responses of hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms at 10 locations in Prince William Sound in the fourth year after the EVOS. An important component of the study will be to track the loss of oil from the subtidal environment in the spill area and evaluate the potential for long term contamination of the subtidal environment by Exxon Valdez oil.

Intertidal and subtidal sediments samples will be collected and analyzed to determine the composition and concentration of petroleum hydrocarbons and to determine the total numbers and activity of hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms. The hydrocarbon oxidation potential of microorganisms will be assayed.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1993

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993

Annual Report: 1993: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1996: 96106 Not Available 1996: Not Available
See Project 95106 See Project 95106
1995: 95106 Not Available 1995: Not Available
View No datasets
1993: 93047-A Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
1993: 93047-2 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1993: 93047 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1992: ST02-A View (PDF) 1992: Not Applicable
See Project 93047 No datasets
1991: ST02 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets