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Title: Subtidal Monitoring: Recovery of Sediments in the NW GOA

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94285

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1995: 95285

Principal Investigator (PI): Chuck O'Clair, NOAA/NMFS Auke Bay Laboratory

Assisting Personnel: Jeep Rice, Jeff Short

Research Location: Kodiak Island

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Sediments , Subtidal Organisms

Abstract: Subtidal sediments were found to be contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons at five locations in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) following the EVOS. Recovery rates of subtidal marine sediments contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons at the latitude of the GOA are poorly known. This study will provide the first assessment of the contamination of subtidal sediments since 1990. The purpose of this project will be to determine the amount of oil, if any, that remains in the subtidal sediments at the locations formerly contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons in GOA. The concentration of petroleum hydrocarbons remaining in sediments at the GOA locations will be compared with concentrations at comparable locations in Prince William Sound.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: View (447 KB)

Final Report: See Project 984

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1995: 95285 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
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