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Title: Acquisition of Continuous Plankton Recorder Data

Project Year and Number: 2007: 070624

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2013: 10100624, 2012: 10100624, 2011: 10100624, 2010: 10100624, 2006: 040624, 2005: 040624, 2004: 040624, 2003: 030624, 2002: 02624-BAA

Principal Investigator (PI): Sonia Batten, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)

Assisting Personnel: None

Project Website: http://www.sahfos.org

Research Location: Cook Inlet, Alaskan Shelf, Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: This project will use a Continuous Plankton Recorder to collect plankton samples from the Alaskan shelf and Gulf of Alaska to determine variability in abundance and distribution of herring prey. Understanding variability in their food source is one requirement for understanding variability in Prince William Sound herring populations. Recent CPR data have shown large differences in mesozooplankton biomass on the Alaskan shelf in 2004 and 2005. This project will increase the time series of data collected with previous EVOS TC funding and improve our understanding of how the food chain supporting Alaskan fisheries is regulated.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Gulf of Alaska
Species Microorganisims - Phytoplankton
Microorganisims - Zooplankton
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Plankton recorders
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Microorganisims - Climate change
Microorganisims - Ecosystems indicators
Microorganisims - Nutrient/Energy transfer
Microorganisims - Population dynamics

Proposal: View PDF (29,724 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2007

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2007

Annual Report: 2007: View (117 KB)

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2013: 10100624 View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
2012: Due 09/01/2012
2011: View (PDF)
2010: View (PDF)
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2006: 040624 View (PDF) 2006: View (PDF)
2005: Not Available
2004: View (PDF)
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2003: 030624 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
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2002: 02624-BAA View (PDF) 2002: View (PDF)
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