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Title: Geographical Extent and Recovery Monitoring of Intertidal Oiled Mussel Beds in the GOA

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93036

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00090-CLO, 1999: 99090, 1997: 97090-CLO, 1996: 96090, 1995: 95090, 1994: 94090, 1992: R103-1

Principal Investigator (PI): Malin Babcock, NOAA

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

Research Location: PWS/KAP

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms , Mussels

Abstract: The goals of this study are to monitor natural recovery in levels of petroleum hydrocarbons in oiled mussels beds throughout the area affected by the EVOS, to follow in detail the recovery of a few experimentally manipulated mussel beds, and to determine the biological impacts of chronic exposure to crude oil on mussels.

In 1991, staff from several agencies conducted a field survey and sampled mussels and underlying sediments from several sites affected by the EVOS. Minimally intrusive site manipulation and sampling continued in 1992 at sites within Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. This project will continue to monitor these sites as well as additional sites identified by other agency field investigators.

Samples will be taken of mussel beds and invertebrates considered to be a likely source of food chain contamination. Chemical recovery in manipulated mussel beds will be evaluated. Biological impacts on mussels will be determined.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Technological Methods Tissue sampling/biopsy

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1993

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993

Annual Report: 1993: View (807 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
1994: 94090 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 95090 No datasets
1992: R103-1 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
See Project 95090 No datasets