Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2021: NCCOS Project: Kachemak Bay Ecological Assessment, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57258.

Item Identification

Title: NCCOS Project: Kachemak Bay Ecological Assessment
Short Name: NCCOS Project: Kachemak Bay EA
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2000
Publication Date: 2012
Abstract:

Kachemak Bay, in Cook Inlet Alaska, is a rich, diverse marine ecosystem and contains all of the estuarine and coastal habitat types found in the Gulf of Alaska. However, the bay has experienced significant long-term and recent environmental and ecological changes. Our ecological assessment and related products brings together diverse information to give numerous stakeholder groups the tools needed to inform coastal management for Kachemak Bay, as well as understanding ecosystem changes along Alaska’s coasts.

Purpose:

Kachemak Bay is a subarctic estuary within Cook Inlet in southcentral Alaska that contains all of the estuarine and coastal habitat types found in the Gulf of Alaska, including the rocky intertidal beaches, kelp forests, seagrasses, mudflats, glacial rivers, and salt marshes. It is home to threatened and endangered marine species, and provides refuges and habitat for shellfish, fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Due to these rich marine resources, Kachemak Bay is a state-designated critical habitat area, a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), a NOAA Habitat Focus Area (HFA), and the site of the NCCOS Kasitsna Bay Laboratory. The bay supports recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing; marine transportation; and tourism. In recent years, declines in shellfish and fish populations; increased fishery closures; threats from harmful algal blooms, oil and gas development, ocean acidification, invasive species, and pathogens have emerged as issues of concern. Our ecological assessment of Kachemak Bay incorporates various data sets into a consistent, more readily available framework, making it easier for stakeholders to track trends and changes for marine resources and habitats in the bay.

The Kachemak Bay ecological assessment helps inform resource and coastal managers of estuarine and coastal habitat issues affecting not only Kachemak Bay, but also other coastal areas in Cook Inlet and across the Gulf of Alaska. Results and products from the Kachemak Bay ecological assessment will also identify gaps in available information and help NCCOS and partners set priorities for future research efforts.

Supplemental Information:

Partners:

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; OCM; NERRS; Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Office of Coast Survey (OCS)

• US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC)

• US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; OHC; Pacific Region Restoration Center

• US DOI; U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

• Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)

• University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

• University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)

• UAA Kenai Peninsula College; Kachemak Bay Campus

• UAA Alaska Sea Grant

• Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), Commercial Fisheries Division

• Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), Sport Fish Division

• Seldovia Village Tribe

• Port Graham Tribal Council

• Native Village of Nanwalek Tribe

• Chugach Regional Resources Commission

Funding:

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

• US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Office of Habitat Conservation; Habitat Blueprint; Habitat Focus Areas

• Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC)

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): see Distribution

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Theme Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Community Dynamics > Community Structure
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Theme Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Theme Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Intertidal Zone
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Theme Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Theme Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Theme Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Water Quality
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Derived Data Product
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Field Observation
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Geospatial
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Long-term Monitoring
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Priority > Coastal Change: Vulnerability, Mitigation, and Restoration
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Priority > Stressor Impacts and Mitigation
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Topic > Biological Effects of Contaminants and Nutrients
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Topic > Ecological and Biogeographic Assessments
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Topic > Habitat Mapping

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Gulf Of Alaska
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Location > Region > Pacific Ocean
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Alaska
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Cook Inlet
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Gulf of Alaska
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Kachemak Bay
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Kenai Peninsula

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MBES > Multibeam Mapping
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > CTD

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NODC Platform Names Thesaurus NOAA R/V Edgecumbe
NODC Platform Names Thesaurus NOAA SHIP Fairweather
NODC Platform Names Thesaurus NOAA SHIP Rainier

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table, Map

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 869079
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/, nccos.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 869082
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (NCEI-MS)
Address: Building 1021, Suite 1003
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: (228) 688-2936
Contact Instructions:

National Centers for Environmental Information – Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/metadata/geoportal/?filter=*NCCOS*#searchPanel, ncei.info@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 869083
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Address: 1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/
Contact Instructions:

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/, nccos.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 895598
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): DataONE
URL: homepage
Contact Instructions:

DataONE, https://www.dataone.org/

Distributor

CC ID: 895836
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) Gulf of Alaska Data Portal
URL: homepage
Contact Instructions:

Alaska Ocean Observing System Gulf of Alaska Data Portal, https://portal.aoos.org/gulf-of-alaska.php

Distributor

CC ID: 895834
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NERRS Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO)
Email Address: cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu
URL: Website home page
Contact Instructions:

National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO), http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 869080
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/, nccos.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 869078
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Holderied, Kris
Email Address: kris.holderied@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Point of Contact:

• Holderied, Kris, kris.holderied@noaa.gov, US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

• NCCOS Data Manager, nccos.data@noaa.gov, US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 869081
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Holderied, Kris
Email Address: kris.holderied@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Principal Investigator:

• Holderied, Kris, kris.holderied@noaa.gov, US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

Additional Principal Investigators:

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS):

o Dominic Hondolero

o Ben Weitzman

o Steve Kibler

o Karyn DeCino

o Don Field

o Ian Hartwell

o Dennis Apeti

o Varis Ransi

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; OCM; NERRS; Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR):

o Steve Baird

o Jim Schloemer

o Rosie Masui

o Chris Guo

• University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF):

o Brenda Konar

o Katrin Iken

o Amanda Kelly

Collaborators:

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS):

o Gretchen Messick

o Ken Buja

o Moe Nelson

o Jessica Morgan

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 869123
W° Bound: -153.3015
E° Bound: -144.9756
N° Bound: 61.2914
S° Bound: 58.8137

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 869122
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2000

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download from website

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

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Matkin, C., D. Olsen, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. Acoustic Recordings of Killer Whales in Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords, 2012 to 2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32s

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Description:

Campbell, R., M. McCammon, K. Holderied, and K. Hoffman. 2017. Oceanographic Conditions in Prince William Sound, CTD, Chlorophyll-a, and Zooplankton Data: 2013-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k19

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Hopcroft, R., C. Clarke Hopcroft, S. Strom, K. Kuletz, T. Whiteledge, and K. Holderied. 2017. Prince William Sound Chlorophyll-A and Nutrient Data, 2012 to 2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32i

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Matkin, C., D. Olsen, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. Database of Southern Alaska Killer Whale Surveys and Encounters, 2001 to 2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32h

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Doroff, A., K. Iken, M. McCammon, K. Holderied, and K. Hoffman. 2016. Sea Otter Diet Data, Long-term Monitoring of Ecological Communities in Kachemak Bay, 2008-2015: Gulf Watch Alaska, Nearshore Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32c

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Matkin, C., K. Holderied, M. McCammon, K. Hoffman, and G. Ellis. 2017. Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound Long-Term Photographic Monitoring of Killer Whales, 2012-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k1s

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Description:

Straley, J., J. Moran, M. McCammon, K. Hoffman, and K. Holderied. 2016. Dall's and Harbor Porpoise Survey Data, Prince William Sound, Alaska: 2007-2008, 2011-2015, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32w

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Description:

Iken, K., A. Doroff, B. Konar, M. McCammon, K. Hoffman, and K. Holderied. 2017. Long-term Monitoring of Ecological Communities in Kachemak Bay, 2012-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Nearshore Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k1o

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Hopcroft, R., C. Clarke Hopcroft, K. Kuletz, M. McCammon, and K. Holderied. 2017. Seward Line Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (CTD) Data, 2012 to 2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32m

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Description:

Matkin, C., D. Olsen, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2015. Prince William Sound Killer Whale Satellite Telemetry Data, 2004 to 2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32e

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Doroff, A., K. Holderied, K. Hoffman, and M. McCammon. 2017. Oceanographic Monitoring in Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay, Zooplankton Data, 2012-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k21g

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Doroff, A., K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. Oceanographic Monitoring in Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay, Water Quality, Meteorological, and Nutrient Data collected by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's System-wide Monitoring Program (NERRS SWMP), 2012-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k21f

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Distribution 14

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File Name: An aggregation of distributed data and modeling products
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Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) Gulf of Alaska Data Portal. Data accessed from: https://portal.aoos.org/gulf-of-alaska.php

File Type: AOOS Web Application

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Description:

Bishop, M.A., K. Kuletz, M. McCammon, K. Hoffman, and K. Holderied. 2018. Fall and Winter Seabird Abundance Data, Prince William Sound, 2007-2017, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32x

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Holderied, K., M. McCammon, K. Hoffman, and A. Doroff. 2017. Oceanographic Monitoring in Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay, CTD Data, 2012-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32v

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Straley, J., J. Moran, M. McCammon, K. Holderied, and K. Hoffman. 2016. Significance of Whale Predation On Natural Mortality Rate of Pacific Herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska: 2006 - 2009, 2011-2015, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k1n

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Batten, S., K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. Continuous Plankton Recorder and Temperature Data, Gulf of Alaska, 2011-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k21a

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Straley, J., J. Moran, R. Heintz, M. McCammon, K. Hoffman, and K. Holderied. 2016. Lipid Analyses for Pacific Herring, Invertebrates and Humpback Whales in the Gulf of Alaska, 2012-2015, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32d

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Field, D., A. Malhotra, K. Holderied, and C. Taylor. 2020. NCCOS mapping: seafloor mapping products for Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, AK, from 2005-07-06 to 2017-07-19 (NCEI Accession 0209109). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/2nha-4780

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Distribution 21

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NOAA NCCOS. 2018. Benthic Habitat Maps of Kachemak Bay, Alaska, Mapping Imagery. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. MapServer Data Service.

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Distribution 22

CC ID: 895803
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Distributor: DataONE (2015 - Present)
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Kaler, R., K. Kuletz, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. Prince William Sound Marine Bird Surveys, July 2012 to 2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k21k

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Distribution 23

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Lindeberg, M., M. Carls, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2016. Lingering Oil Measurements, Site, Sample, and Photographic Data from Prince William Sound, 2015, Gulf Watch Alaska Lingering Oil Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32f

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Distribution 24

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NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). System-wide Monitoring Program. Data accessed from the NOAA NERRS Centralized Data Management Office website: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/

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Distribution 25

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NOAA NCCOS. 2018. Benthic Habitat Maps of Kachemak Bay, Alaska. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. MapServer Data Service.

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Distribution 26

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NOAA NCCOS. 2018. BIOMapper: Kachemak Bay, Alaska. NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. BIOMapper Web Application. https://maps.coastalscience.noaa.gov/biomapper/biomapper.html?id=kbay

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Danielson, S., T. Weingartner, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. CTD profile time series data from the GAK1 project, 2012-2016, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32u

File Type: DataONE Archived Data Accession

Distribution 28

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Start Date: 1986
End Date: 2013
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/nsandt_data/
Distributor: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (2019 - Present)
File Name: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Toxicological Data
Description:

NOAA NCCOS. 2015. NCCOS Long-term Monitoring: National Status and Trends Program Database. NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Web Application. https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/nsandt_data/

File Type: NCCOS Web Application

Distribution 29

CC ID: 895799
Start Date: 1970-01-01
End Date: 2016-01-01
Download URL: https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32u
Distributor: DataONE (2015 - Present)
File Name: GAK1 Mooring Timeseries data
Description:

Danielson, S., T. Weingartner, K. Holderied, M. McCammon, and K. Hoffman. 2017. GAK1 Mooring Timeseries data, Seward, AK, from the GAK1 project, 2016-2017, Gulf Watch Alaska Environmental Drivers Component. DataONE Research Workspace. https://doi.org/10.24431/rw1k32q

File Type: DataONE Archived Data Accession

Distribution 30

CC ID: 895823
Start Date: 1960-01-01
End Date: 2010-05-05
Download URL: https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0074376
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (NCEI-MS) (2020 - Present)
File Name: Environmental toxicology data
Description:

Hartwell, S.I. 2014. Environmental toxicology data collected by the National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376). NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/74376/

File Type: NCEI Archived Data Accession

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 869088
URL: https://nccospublicstor.blob.core.windows.net/biomapper/kbay/kelp.jpg
Name: Browse Graphic: Kachemak Bay
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Browse Graphic: Kachemak Bay
Description:

Browse Graphic: Kachemak Bay

URL 2

CC ID: 869089
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/ecological-assessment-for-kachemak-bay-alaska-science-tools-to-inform-management
Name: NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Ecological Assessment for Kachemak Bay, Alaska: Science Tools to Inform Management
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Ecological Assessment for Kachemak Bay, Alaska: Science Tools to Inform Management

URL 3

CC ID: 895838
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/spatial-products-kachemak-bay-habitat-focus-area-place-based-management/
Name: NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Developing Spatial Products for Kachemak Bay Habitat Focus Area to Support Place Based Management Needs
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Developing Spatial Products for Kachemak Bay Habitat Focus Area to Support Place Based Management Needs

URL 4

CC ID: 895839
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/mapping-habitat-kachemak-alaska-multibeam-sonar/
Name: NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Mapping the Benthic Habitat Resources of Kachemak Bay (Alaska) with Multibeam Sonar Data
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Mapping the Benthic Habitat Resources of Kachemak Bay (Alaska) with Multibeam Sonar Data

URL 5

CC ID: 895840
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/bioeffects-program-reports-alaska/
Name: NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Bioeffects Program Reports: Kachemak Bay, Alaska
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Bioeffects Program Reports: Kachemak Bay, Alaska

URL 6

CC ID: 895841
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/nerrs/reserves/kachemak-bay.html
Name: NOAA Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NOAA Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)

URL 7

CC ID: 895842
URL: https://accs.uaa.alaska.edu/kbnerr
Name: Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

URL 8

CC ID: 895843
URL: https://gulfwatchalaska.org/
Name: Gulf Watch Alaska
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Gulf Watch Alaska

URL 9

CC ID: 895844
URL: http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/index.cfm?FA=projects.home
Name: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC)

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Project has created more than 70 observed datasets since 2005. Additional datasets are undergoing QA/QC. For details, see Distribution Information.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

For details of data quality control methods, see Lineage Sources. All users should independently analyze the datasets according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Four years
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MS
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Four years
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

NCCOS IT Policy

Lineage

Sources

01. Apeti, D.A., and I.S. Hartwell. 2015. Baseline assessment of heavy metal concentrations in surficial sediment from Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

CC ID: 895845
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-4106-x
Citation URL Name: Apeti, D.A., and I.S. Hartwell. 2015. Baseline assessment of heavy metal concentrations in surficial sediment from Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

02. Apeti, D.A., and S.I. Hartwell. 2016. Baseline assessment of organic contaminants in surficial sediment from Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 7:196-203.

CC ID: 895846
Citation URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2016.06.009
Citation URL Name: Apeti, D.A., and S.I. Hartwell. 2016. Baseline assessment of organic contaminants in surficial sediment from Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 7:196-203.
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

03. Doroff, A., and K. Holderied. 2018. Long-term monitoring of oceanographic conditions in Cook Inlet/Kachemak Bay to understand recovery and restoration of injured near-shore species. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Long-term Monitoring Program (Gulf Watch Alaska) Final Report (Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Project 16120114-G). Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska.

CC ID: 898411
Citation URL: https://www.arlis.org/docs/vol1/EVOS/2018/16120114-G.pdf
Citation URL Name: Doroff, A., and K. Holderied. 2018. Long-term monitoring of oceanographic conditions in Cook Inlet/Kachemak Bay to understand recovery and restoration of injured near-shore species. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Long-term Monitoring Program (Gulf Watch Alas
Citation URL Description:

Report

04. Hondolero, D., and M.S. Edwards. 2017. Changes in ecosystem engineers: the effects of kelp forest type on currents and benthic assemblages in Kachemak Bay Alaska. Marine Biology.

CC ID: 895847
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3111-3
Citation URL Name: Hondolero, D., and M.S. Edwards. 2017. Changes in ecosystem engineers: the effects of kelp forest type on currents and benthic assemblages in Kachemak Bay Alaska. Marine Biology.
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

05. Hondolero, D., and M.S. Edwards. 2017. Erratum to: Changes in ecosystem engineers: the effects of kelp forest type on currents and benthic assemblages in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Marine Biology.

CC ID: 895848
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3129-6
Citation URL Name: Hondolero, D., and M.S. Edwards. 2017. Erratum to: Changes in ecosystem engineers: the effects of kelp forest type on currents and benthic assemblages in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Marine Biology.
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

06. Vandersea, M., P. Tester, K. Holderied, D. Hondolero, S. Kibler, K. Powell, S. Baird, A. Doroff, D. Dugan, A. Meredith, M. Tomlinson, and R. Litaker. 2019. An extraordinary Karenia mikimotoi "beer tide" in Kachemak Bay Alaska. Harmful Algae.

CC ID: 898412
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2019.101706
Citation URL Name: Vandersea, M., P. Tester, K. Holderied, D. Hondolero, S. Kibler, K. Powell, S. Baird, A. Doroff, D. Dugan, A. Meredith, M. Tomlinson, and R. Litaker. 2019. An extraordinary Karenia mikimotoi "beer tide" in Kachemak Bay Alaska. Harmful Algae.
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

07. Vandersea, M.W., S.R. Kibler, P.A.Tester, K. Holderied, D.E. Hondolero, K. Powell, S. Baird, A. Doroff, D. Dugan, and R.W. Litaker. 2018. Environmental factors influencing the distribution and abundance of Alexandrium catenella in Kachemak bay and lower cook inlet, Alaska. Harmful Algae.

CC ID: 895849
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2018.06.008
Citation URL Name: Vandersea, M.W., S.R. Kibler, P.A.Tester, K. Holderied, D.E. Hondolero, K. Powell, S. Baird, A. Doroff, D. Dugan, and R.W. Litaker. 2018. Environmental factors influencing the distribution and abundance of Alexandrium catenella in Kachemak bay
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

08. Walsh, J.R., R. Thoman, U.S. Bhatt, P.A. Bieniek, B. Brettschneider, M. Brubaker, S. Danielson, R. Lader, F. Fetterer, K. Holderied, K. Iken, A. Mahoney, M. McCammon, and J. Partain. 2018. The High Latitude Marine Heat Wave of 2016 and Its Impacts on Alaska . Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

CC ID: 898413
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0105.1
Citation URL Name: Walsh, J.R., R. Thoman, U.S. Bhatt, P.A. Bieniek, B. Brettschneider, M. Brubaker, S. Danielson, R. Lader, F. Fetterer, K. Holderied, K. Iken, A. Mahoney, M. McCammon, and J. Partain. 2018. The High Latitude Marine Heat Wave of 2016 and Its Impacts on
Citation URL Description:

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

NCCOS TM 074: Kimbrough, K.L., W.E. Johnson, G.G. Lauenstein, J.D. Christensen, and D.A. Apeti. 2008. An Assessment of Two Decades of Contaminant Monitoring in the Nation's Coastal Zone. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 74. Silver Spring, MD. 105 pp.

CC ID: 895850
Citation URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/2499
Citation URL Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 74
Citation URL Description:

NCCOS Technical Memorandum

NCCOS TM 094: Kimbrough, K.L., W.E Johnson, G.G. Lauenstein, J.D. Christensen, and D.A. Apeti. 2009. An Assessment of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Sediments and Bivalves of the U.S. Coastal Zone. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 94. Silver Spring, MD. 87 pp.

CC ID: 895851
Citation URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/16895
Citation URL Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 94
Citation URL Description:

NCCOS Technical Memorandum

NCCOS TM 104: Hartwell, S.I., D.A. Apeti, L.W. Claflin, W.E. Johnson, and K.L. Kimbrough. 2009. Sediment quality triad assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of soft bottom benthic habitats and contaminant bioeffects assessment. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 104. Silver Spring, MD. 170 pp.

CC ID: 895852
Citation URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/2628
Citation URL Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 104
Citation URL Description:

NCCOS Technical Memorandum

NCCOS TM 173: Apeti, D., S.I. Hartwell, M. Myers, J. Hetrick and J. Davenport. 2013. Assessment of contaminant body burdens and histopathology of fish and shellfish species frequently used for subsistence food by Alaskan Native communities. North Pacific Research Board Project Final Report. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 173. Silver Spring, MD. 62 pp.

CC ID: 895853
Citation URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/2714
Citation URL Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 173
Citation URL Description:

NCCOS Technical Memorandum

NCCOS TM 221: Hartwell, S.I., D. Dasher, and T. Lomax. 2017. Characterization of Benthic Habitats and Contaminant Assessment in Kenai Peninsula Fjords and Bays. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 221. Silver Spring, MD. 93 pp.

CC ID: 895854
Citation URL: http://doi.org/10.7289/V5/TM-NOS-NCCOS-221
Citation URL Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 221
Citation URL Description:

NCCOS Technical Memorandum

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 869120
Description:

The Kachemak Bay Ecological Assessment project was initiated from collaborations between NCCOS and partner organizations as part of the Kachemak Bay Habitat Focus Area (HFA) program and from discussions in regional meetings over multiple years with stakeholders to identify priority issues, data sets, and product development and design. It also was designed to update a 1999 Kachemak Bay Ecological Characterization. We leverage expertise from numerous researchers and long-standing partnerships in the Kachemak Bay area, including the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Alaska Ocean Observing System, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and multiple NOAA offices.

The team developed products that incorporated various data sets, including geospatial (bathymetry, benthic and shoreline habitat maps, aerial imagery, ocean circulation) and observational (oceanographic, harmful algal blooms, fishery, contaminant, drop-camera imagery, ocean acidification) data for Kachemak Bay. The project leveraged previous NCCOS work, including Kasitsna Bay Laboratory research, ecosystem monitoring under the Gulf Watch Alaska program (funded by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council), the Kachemak Bay BIOMapper tool, contaminant and HAB research and monitoring, and a NMFS-funded clam restoration project for the Kachemak Bay HFA.

Products will include:

• Geodatabase – library of compiled geospatial data layers and observation data to support web mapping services, data viewers and data archival

• Data Archive – select, accessible data, including geospatial layers and observational data.

• Data Viewers (e.g. BioMapper) – online data viewers, interactive maps of various data layers

• Ecological status summary and reports – focus on important management issues.

• State of the Bay report – pilot for annual report on Kachemak Bay ecosystem status.

• Story Maps – interactive online integration of data with narrative to improve science communication on issues of high regional interest.

• Peer-reviewed science manuscripts.

Process Contact: Holderied, Kris
Email Address: kris.holderied@noaa.gov

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Platforms

Platform Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference National Status and Trends: Bioeffects Program - Kachemak Bay Database

Hartwell, S.I. 2008. National Status and Trends: Bioeffects Program - Kachemak Bay Database. NOAA Dataset Metadata. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38758

Data Set (DS) Cross Reference National Status and Trends: Contaminant body burdens and histopathology of fish and shellfish from Alaska

Apeti, D. 2011. National Status and Trends: Contaminant body burdens and histopathology of fish and shellfish from Alaska. NOAA Dataset Metadata. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38941

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57258
Metadata Record Created By: Jessica Morgan
Metadata Record Created: 2019-08-22 10:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jessica Morgan
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-03 17:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-03-02
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-03-03