Project Title: AKCSI Project 8. Long-term Monitoring of Oceanographic Conditions
Project Summary

This project will establish a long-term program of oceanographic observations in shallow water in several glacial fjords of Southeast Alaska.

Anticipated Management Application(s)

Access with scuba diving to red tree corals (Primnoa pacifica) that have emerged into shallow water in several glacial fjords of Southeast Alaska have been studied year-round since 2004. These coral populations may prove to be sentinel populations for studies on the effects of global climate change and ocean acidification on marine processes in the North Pacific Ocean.

Location(s):
  • Gulf of Alaska
Point of Contact: Office of the Point of Contact:
  • NMFS AFSC
Project Title: AKCSI Project 8. Long-term Monitoring of Oceanographic Conditions
Methods/Approach

We will establish several long-term oceanographic stations in Tracy Arm, Holkham Bay and Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay were studies on the biology of red tree corals have been ongoing since 2004. Remote oceanographic sensors that measure temperature, salinity, pH, and current speed and direction will be deployed at each site and routinely maintained from the Auke Bay Laboratory in Juneau. 

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Project Title: AKCSI Project 8. Long-term Monitoring of Oceanographic Conditions
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