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Title: Pristane Monitoring in Mussels

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02195

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01195, 2000: 00195, 1999: 99195, 1998: 98195, 1997: 97195, 1996: 96195

Principal Investigator (PI): Jeff Short, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Pat Harris

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Mussels , Pacific Herring , Pink Salmon

Abstract: This project has focused on the transport of pristane from Neocalanus ssp copepods into mussels in Prince William Sound for the past six years. In FY 00 and FY 01, the utility of monitoring the response of pristane in mussels to mass-release of juvenile pink salmon from Prince William Sound hatcheries was successfully initiated using pristane concentration levels. In FY 02, this project will fully analyze six years of data to address the seasonal, interannual, and geographic variabilities of pristane concentrations in mussels. The utility of monitoring pristane levels to assess feeding conditions and survival of juvenile pink salmon during their initial marine residence will be evaluated by comparing survival forecasts to actual returns. The relation of marine survival estimates for hatchery pink salmon to wild stocks in Prince William Sound will also be examined.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Microorganisims - Zooplankton
Fields of Expertise Bio-Energetics
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore

Proposal: View PDF (70 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01195 View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
See Project 02195 See Project 02195
2000: 00195 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 02195 See Project 02195
1999: 99195 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 02195 See Project 02195
1998: 98195 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 02195 See Project 02195
1997: 97195 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 02195 See Project 02195
1996: 96195 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 02195 See Project 02195