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Title: SEA: Confirming Food Web Dependencies in the Prince William Sound Ecosystem Using Stable Isotope Tracers - Food Webs of Fishes

Project Year and Number: 1995: 95320-I2

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1998: 98320-I, 1997: 97320-I, 1996: 96320-I, 1995: 95320-I, 1994: 94320-I

Principal Investigator (PI): Tom Kline, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring , Pink Salmon

Abstract: Project consolidated into project 95320I. The availability of macrozooplankton forage for salmon, herring, and their predators varies in space and time because of changes in physical processes in PWS. In the SEA context, the latter is known as the Lake River processes (SEA hypothesis number 2). When macrozooplankton are not available, macrozooplankton consumers are forced to switch prey, thus Predator Prey Relationships (SEA hypothesis number 3) shift in space and time. These shifts represent fundamental changes in the way the PWS ecosystem produces commercial species, i.e., herring and salmon. A better understanding, particularly a quantitative understanding, is a prerequisite to determining protocols for restoration and recovery of these species.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1995

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1995

Annual Report: 1995: View (1,106 KB)

Final Report: See Project 1704

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1998: 98320-I Not Available 1998: Not Available
View No datasets
1997: 97320-I Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 98320-I See Project 98320-I
1996: 96320-I Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 98320-I See Project 98320-I
1995: 95320-I Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 98320-I See Project 98320-I
1994: 94320-I Not Available 1994: Not Available
View See Project 98320-I