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Title: Assessment of Bivalve Recovery on Treated Mixed-Soft Beaches in PWS

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030574

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2012: 10100574, 2011: 10100574, 2010: 10100574, 2004: 040574, 2002: 02574-BAA

Principal Investigator (PI): Dennis Lees, Littoral Ecological & Environmental Services

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Clams , Mussels

Abstract: Studies from 1989 through 1997 suggest that bivalve assemblages on beaches in Prince William Sound with high-pressure hot-water washing remain severely damaged in terms of species composition and function. This project will assess the generality of this apparent injury to these assemblages. A finding that our conclusions are accurate will indicate that a considerable proportion of mixed-soft beaches in treated areas of the sound remain extremely disturbed and that these beaches are functionally impaired in terms of their ability to support foraging by damaged nearshore vertebrate predators such as sea otters and harlequin ducks.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Macro-invertebrates - Population dynamics

Proposal: View PDF (5,047 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Annual Report: 2003: View (262 KB)

Final Report: See Project 207

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2012: 10100574 View (PDF) 2012: Due 09/01/2012
2011: View (PDF)
2010: View (PDF)
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2004: 040574 View (PDF) 2004: Not Applicable
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2002: 02574-BAA View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
See Project 040574 See Project 040574