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Factors Affecting Productivity in Juvenile Pacific Herring Nursery Habitats Quarterly Tasks

2007 Quarterly Project Tasks:

1st Quarter Tasks (October 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Project funding approved by Trustee Council.

Progress report:

project awarded

2nd Quarter Tasks (January 1, 2007 - March 31, 2007)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

CTD profiles collected during Juvenile herring survey. Annual Marine Science Symposium.

Progress report:

In January 2007, the Annual Marine Science Symposium and a herring restoration meeting were attended in Anchorage, followed by a trip to Cordova to begin logistics planning for the summer field season. In March 2007, CTD profiles were collected during the late-winter herring surveys at stations within the four fjords (surveyed during SEA). Other tasks accomplished included arranging for equipment to be shipped for calibration and/or repair, and purchase of new equipment, and further planning of survey sampling and mooring designs for deployments in Simpson Bay.

3rd Quarter Tasks (April 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Conduct first two full CTD surveys in the four fjords and first set of comprehensive (HR) surveys of Simpson Bay

Progress report:

cruises completed: Month Dates Cruise, Locations & P.I. Types Data Collected or Service Performed March 19-24 Juvenile Herring Cruise - D. Thorne Broad scale hydrography; CTDs at 6 stations in each fjord May 8-20 Zooplankton Cruise - T. Kline Hydrography (Hydrobios CTDF) at discrete depths in above fjords June 2 Trip to Simpson - S.Gay Hydrography (6 CTDs) & wire-walker test deployment at SB June 13-14 Cruise to Simpson - S. Gay CTD Moorings deployed at SB (inner basin and mouth) June 16 Trip to Simpson in Whaler - S. Gay Checked moorings & placed kill cells on CT in N. Arm June 20-22 Cruise to Simpson Bay (KD706) Intensive ADCP/Hyrography transects June 26 Trip to Simpson in Whaler - S. Gay Collected water samples (A.Q.) & CTDs at 4 stns (20 m max.) June 28 Trip to Simpson in Whaler - S. Gay Download met data; zoop tows at mouth & delta (N.Arm); CTD's Analysis continues

4th Quarter Tasks (July 1, 2007 - September 30, 2007)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Conduct second two full CTD surveys in the four fjords and second set of comprehensive (HR) surveys of Simpson Bay Submit Annual Report

Progress report:

see annual report

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