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Title: Physical Oceanographic Factors Affecting Productivity in Juvenile Pacific Herring Nursery Habitats, submitted under the BAA

Project Year and Number: 2008: 080817

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2009: 090817, 2007: 070817

Principal Investigator (PI): Shelton Gay, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: Past research of juvenile Pacific herring in PWS has shown that recruitment is highly influenced by conditions within nursery sites affecting survival within the first year. Studies of the physical oceanography of nursery fjords has indicated that each site has a unique set of hydrographic conditions that are influenced by both local processes and water exchange between the GOA and PWS. These factors vary significantly depending on geographic location. The proposed study will build upon past research by continuing a hydrographic time series within nursery fjords and collect high resolution data on currents and hydrography to determine the dominant mechanisms of water exchange and circulation within two experimental fjords; one located in a highly productive sub-region (Simpson Bay) and one located in less productive sub-region influenced by tidewater glacial outflow (Whale Bay). Also, this project will provide a physical context for a suite of biological sampling proposed for these sites.


Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling

Proposal: View PDF (1,855 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2008

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2008

Annual Report: 2008: View (21 KB)

Final Report: See Project 2096

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2009: 090817 View (PDF) 2009: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2007: 070817 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
See Project 090817 See Project 090817