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Field Notes : Gulf of Alaska Project

October 8, 2014

Warmer Temps in the Gulf of Alaska

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NPRB funded researcher Russ Hopcroft was looking at warmer temperatures in the waters of the Gulf of Alaska this summer Read More

August 18, 2014

GOA Work Carries On

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While NPRB-funded field work ended last year, NOAA carries on Gulf of Alaska studies this year Read More

July 17, 2014

The Mystery of Sablefish Survival

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GOAIERP scientists study what environmental conditions and habitats are important in sablefish survival Read More

March 25, 2014

What We Do in Alaska in the Winter: Rockfish Party!

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February 21, 2014 by Molly Zaleski It's a rockfish party up here in Juneau! We're bioprocessing young of the year (YOY) rockfish that were collected in 2013. What does 'bioprocessing' mean? It means we've taken fin clips from them so that a partnering lab can identify if they're  Read More

March 10, 2014

Map Matters

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Habitat maps are a useful tool to fisheries researchers and assessors but are not often available for a large scale project.  Jodi Pirtle, a postdoc working for the Gulf of Alaska project, applies her seafloor mapping skill set to the Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem project to provide information Read More

December 16, 2013

In From the Field

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by Olav OrmsethGreetings from an adventure of a different kind- our postseason wrapup. Now that the field work is over, we are faced with two immediate new tasks: dealing with our gear and getting all of our sample analysis lined out.Just yesterday I went down to the Alaska Marine Read More

December 10, 2013

More is Better

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by Molly Zaleski The Gulf of Alaska project has 5 focal fish, that we're trying to learn more about: Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) Walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) Rockfish (Sebastes sp.) Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)   That last one has been a tough one for us Read More

November 20, 2013

To Everything There is a Season

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November 18, 2013 by Olav Ormseth A few days ago I returned from our last inshore survey of the 2013 field season (and the last field activity of the GOAIERP). The survey went very well, despite the challenges of short days and cold temperatures. We were blessed with weather that, while not perfect, Read More

November 6, 2013

Short days; Science Crew Enjoys Prime Rib Dinner

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Short days; Science Crew Enjoys Prime Rib Dinnerby Olav OrmsethNovember 6, 2013We are sitting at the dock in Kodiak having our brief mid-cruise stopover. This time around it's just a few groceries and some bolts, so it's a quick stop. We just spent a productive 3 days down in Kiliuda Bay, Read More

October 25, 2013

Reeling from the Shutdown, and Battening Down the Hatches

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By Olav OrmsethOctober 24, 2013By now I suppose even the hermits sitting in their caves high up in the mountains know that the federal government was shut down for 17 days in October. Federal employees were furloughed (and indeed, prohibited from working) and federal research vessels had to return to port. As Read More