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Title: Oceanography of PWS Bays and Fjords

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98297-BAA

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Shari Vaughan, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: Eaglek Bay, Whale Bay, Simpson Bay, and Zaikof Bay are the focus of the Sound Ecosystem Assessment herring project (/320T) based on historical observations of large numbers of juvenile Pacific herring. Hydrographic surveys and current velocity measurements from October 1995 to November 1996 show significant differences in water mass properties and circulation patterns between these four bays in Prince William Sound. The SEA physical oceanography project (/320M) has provided support for SEA Herring in the past, but support in FY 98 will not be possible because of scheduled funding cuts. Without continued funding, physical data will not be available for the SEA Herring project in its third and final winter sampling period. The goal of this research is to identify physical factors that control the production of Pacific herring in Prince William Sound.

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Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: View (5,754 KB)

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

Publications from this Project: None Available