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Title: PWS Herring Survey: Physical Oceanographic Characteristics of Nursery Habitats of Juvenile Pacific Herring, submitted under the BAA AB133F-09-RP-0059

Project Year and Number: 2010: 10100132-E

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2013: 10100132-I, 2013: 10100132-H, 2013: 10100132-G, 2013: 10100132-F, 2013: 10100132-D, 2013: 10100132-C, 2013: 10100132-B, 2013: 10100132-A, 2013: 10100132, 2012: 10100132-I, 2012: 10100132-H, 2012: 10100132-G, 2012: 10100132-F, 2012: 10100132-D, 2012: 10100132-C, 2012: 10100132-B, 2012: 10100132-A, 2012: 10100132, 2011: 10100132-I, 2011: 10100132-H, 2011: 10100132-G, 2011: 10100132-F, 2011: 10100132-D, 2011: 10100132-C, 2011: 10100132-B, 2011: 10100132-A, 2011: 10100132, 2010: 10100132-I, 2010: 10100132-H, 2010: 10100132-G, 2010: 10100132-F, 2010: 10100132-D, 2010: 10100132-C, 2010: 10100132-B, 2010: 10100132-A, 2010: 10100132

Principal Investigator (PI): Shelton Gay, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince Willam Sound, Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: The objectives of this research are to build upon a physical oceanographic data base started during the SEA project and continued under a recent EVOS funded project: Physical Oceanographic Factors Affecting Productivity in Juvenile Pacific Herring Nursery Habitats. The rationale of this project is based upon past research of juvenile Pacific herring in PWS, which has shown that recruitment is highly influenced by conditions within nursery sites affecting survival within the first year. Important among these conditions is the pre-winter condition of juvenile (age-0) herring and the effects of water temperatures on metabolism and hence over-winter survival. Past studies of the physical oceanography of nursery fjords has indicated that each site has a unique set of hydrographic conditions that are influenced by both local processes and water exchange between the GOA and PWS. These factors vary significantly depending on geographic location, basin morphometry, watershed topography and proximity to tidewater glacial fjords. The proposed study will continue monitoring the physical properties within the four SEA nursery fjords and additional sites as determined by future herring surveys, and collect time-series data on temperature, salinity and fluorescence to determine the variation among nurseries in factors such as ocean climate, stratification, mixing, phytoplankton biomass, and energy constraints imposed on juvenile herring by seasonal changes in water temperatures. The data will also assist in evaluating potential sites for future supplementation efforts in restoring the herring population.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Herring
Fields of Expertise Climate/Atmosphere
Management & Policy
Oceanography
Physical/Chemical Oceanography
Physics
Technological Methods Modeling
Moored observing arrays (i.e. buoys)
Plankton recorders
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Estuarine
Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Habitat

Proposal: View PDF (1,418 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013

Annual Reports: 2010: View (1,178 KB) 2011: View (2,158 KB) 2012: View (18 KB) 2013: Due 09/01/2013

Final Report: Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2013: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2013: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-G View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2013: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132 View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2012: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-G View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2012: Due 09/01/2012
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2012: Due 09/01/2012
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
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2012: 10100132 View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-G View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132 View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-G View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132 View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets