Title: Herring Bay Experimental and Monitoring Studies
Project Year and Number: 1992: R102
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None
Principal Investigator (PI): Ray Highsmith, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Research Location: Prince William Sound
Restoration Category: Damage Assessment
Abstract: Experiments conducted at Herring Bay and throughout the EVOS impact area over the last two years clearly indicate that one of the consequences of the oil spill and resultant clean-up activities was serious damage to intertidal algal and invertebrate populations. The Herring Bay experiments were designed to examine the impact of oil on relationships between and among intertidal invertebrates and plants and to monitor recovery of intertidal communities over the long term. Experiments conducted in Herring Bay to date substantiate experimentally the nature and magnitude of damage to the intertidal community due to oil and clean-up efforts.
The Herring Bay experiments were designed to elucidate the dynamic aspects of intertidal community recovery, particularly secondary impacts on, and recovery rates of, species dependent upon other species directly reduced or eliminated by the oil or oil removal treatment. This project will continue these experiments.
Proposed studies include: 1. Population Dynamics; 2. Fucus Studies, Growth Rates and Egg Release Rates and Egg Survival; 3. Invertebrate Recruitment in Herring Bay.
Microorganisims - Phytoplankton
Microorganisims - Zooplankton
Plants - Nonvascular - Marine
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Proposal: PDF Not Available
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