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Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Auke Bay Laboratories Data Sets

Many data sets have been collected by Auke Bay Laboratories over the years. For our purposes, a data set is defined as a collection of data records organized around a common attribute. A data set is created by converting raw data into records. Raw data are collected by the trained observer, and then converted into processed data by one or more actions. A record is a collection of processed data organized around some common attribute, such as date of collection, locality of collection, individual animal and so forth. A data set is a collection of those records.


Metadata is a file that contains details regarding the basic characteristics of a data set. These are the details about who, what, when, where, why, and how the data was collected. More information about metadata can be found at the FGDC website.

All of these metadata files can also be found by searching the InPort data repository using "ABL" in the search field or the data set name for quick results.

Publically Available Data and Databases

Longline Sablefish Survey

Aggregated coded-wire tag (CWT) databases from the salmon bycatch of the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries

Yukon River Chinook Salmon Telemetry

Ocean Carrying Capacity (OCC) GLOBEC fish and oceanography data

Auke Bay Laboratories Hydrocarbon Database

Prince William Sound Humpback predation on herring survey data

Nearshore Fish Atlas of Alaska

ShoreZone Shore Station Database

Pink salmon data collected at Sashin Creek Weir 1934-2002

Auke Bay Marine Station biological specimen reference collection (ABL Museum)

Auke Bay Climatology 1959-present