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Title: Comprehensive Assessment of Coastal Habitat

Project Year and Number: 1992: CH1-A

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1996: 96086, 1995: 95086-C, 1994: 94086, 1993: 93039, 1992: CH1-B, 1991: CH1-B, 1991: CH1-A, 1990: CH1, 1989: CH1

Principal Investigator (PI): Ray Highsmith, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Will Barber, Wallace Erickson, Lyman McDonald, Michael Stekoll, Dale Strickland

Research Location: All Spill Affected Areas

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms

Abstract: The Coastal Habitat Injury Assessment (CHIA) study was designed to document and quantify injuries to biological resources found in the intertidal zone throughout the regions affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Key species of invertebrates, algae, and fishes were sampled to determine the effects of oiling and subsequent clean up efforts. The study encompassed all three major coastal regions impacted by the spill: Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet-Kenai Peninsula, and Kodiak-Alaska Peninsula. The experimental design allowed inductive statistical inferences of damage to the entire universe of oiled areas through random selection of matched pair sites (oil vs. control) within 4 habitat categories.


Geographic Regions Aleutian Islands
Cook Inlet
Kodiak Island
Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Forage fish
Fish - Herring
Macro-invertebrates - Shrimp
Macro-invertebrates - Squid
Microorganisims - Phytoplankton
Microorganisims - Zooplankton
Plants - Nonvascular - Marine
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: View PDF (18 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1992

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1992

Annual Report: 1992: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1996: 96086 Not Available 1996: Not Available
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
1995: 95086-C Not Available 1995: Not Available
See Project 96086 See Project 96086
1994: 94086 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 96086 See Project 96086
1993: 93039 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
See Project 96086 See Project 96086
1992: CH1-B View (PDF) 1992: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1991: CH1-B Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project CH1-B See Project CH1-B
1991: CH1-A Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project CH1-A See Project CH1-A
1990: CH1 Not Available 1990: Not Applicable
Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us See Project CH1
1989: CH1 Not Available 1989: Not Applicable
View No datasets