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Title: Mussel Bed Restoration and Monitoring

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94090

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00090-CLO, 1999: 99090, 1997: 97090-CLO, 1996: 96090, 1995: 95090, 1993: 93036, 1992: R103-1

Principal Investigator (PI): Malin Babcock, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Christine Brodersen, Mark Carls, Pat Harris, Jeep Rice

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Mussels , Sediments

Abstract: The presence of relatively unweathered crude oil from the EVOS may be providing a source of chronic contamination of the overlying mussel beds and invertebrates. Previous studies, and experimental site manipulation in combination with natural cleansing processes, have indicated little or no reduction in EVOS crude oil for many of the sampled mussel beds. Natural cleansing of mussel beds has not occurred in the five years since the EVOS. Contaminated mussel beds continue to be a risk to consumers higher in the food chain. This project will use a more extensive and aggressive method to attempt to clear most the remaining oil beneath several of the most highly contaminated Prince William Sound (PWS) mussel beds. The mussels will be removed from the beds, the oiled sediment will be removed and replaced with uncontaminated sediment, and the mussels replaced. In addition, the biological impacts of chronic exposure to EVOS crude oil on mussels will be determined by analyzing and evaluating data collected in previous years and by conducting a minimal amount of additional sampling.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
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 (688 KB)

Final Report: See Project 273

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2000: 00090-CLO Not Available 2000: Not Available
View No datasets
1999: 99090 Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 00090-CLO See Project 00090-CLO
1997: 97090-CLO Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 95090 See Project 95090
1996: 96090 Not Available 1996: Not Available
See Project 95090 No datasets
1995: 95090 Not Available 1995: Not Available
View No datasets
1993: 93036 Not Available 1993: View (PDF)
See Project 95090 No datasets
1992: R103-1 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
See Project 95090 No datasets