Nearshore Fish Atlas
Shallow, nearshore waters are some of the most productive habitats in Alaska—and the most vulnerable to human disturbance. Using a beach seine as our sampling method, we have documented more than 100 fish species in a variety of nearshore habitats in an effort to identify essential fish habitat. The Atlas:
- Provides a quick reference for identifying species in areas designated for development or impacted by human disturbance (e.g., oil spill).
- Allows resource managers to track long-term and large-scale changes in fish distribution and habitat use that may result from global climate change.
- Helps resource managers prepare biological opinions and identify habitats essential to different life stages of commercially important and forage fish species.
- Navigating the Nearshore Fish Atlas Desktop
- Nearshore fish photos (coming soon)
- Habitats sampled
- Publications (coming soon)
- NOAA Fisheries
- North Pacific Research Board
- North Slope Borough
- Oil Spill Recovery Institute
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region
PH: (907) 586-7858
Mandy R. Lindeberg
Fisheries Research Biologist
Auke Bay Laboratories
Expertise: taxonomy and ecology of Alaskan macroalgae, ShoreZone mapping