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Title: Acquisition and Application of CPR data in the GOA

Project Year and Number: 2004: 040624

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2013: 10100624, 2012: 10100624, 2011: 10100624, 2010: 10100624, 2007: 070624, 2003: 030624, 2002: 02624-BAA

Principal Investigator (PI): Sonia Batten, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)

Assisting Personnel: David Welch

Research Location: Alaskan Shelf and Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: Plankton are a critical link in the marine food chain that respond rapidly to climate change and form the link between the atmosphere and upper trophic levels. Many important marine resources in the GoA are strongly influenced by changes in ocean climate. Recent CPR data have shown significant changes occurring in all plankton communities in the GoA, associated with the recent climate shift. We will continue the acquisition of CPR data in the Gulf of Alaska on the current transect that crosses the ACC and add an additional transect in FY05 that will sample the ACC further ‘downstream’ and provide baseline, seasonal plankton data for the lower Cook Inlet and it’s transition to the Gulf of Alaska. We also propose analysis of data already collected to investigate the links between plankton and juvenile salmon migrations, and the larval distribution of commercially important decapods sampled by the CPR.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Species Microorganisims - Phytoplankton
Microorganisims - Zooplankton
Technological Methods Plankton recorders

Proposal: View PDF (230 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2004 , 2005 , 2006

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2004 , 2005 , 2006

Annual Reports: 2004: View (464 KB) 2005: Not Available 2006: View (104 KB)

Final Report: See Project 1557

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2013: 10100624 View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
2012: Due 09/01/2012
2011: View (PDF)
2010: View (PDF)
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2007: 070624 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
View No datasets
2003: 030624 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
See Project 070624 See Project 070624
2002: 02624-BAA View (PDF) 2002: View (PDF)
See Project 070624 See Project 070624