Annual Study of Salmon in Southeast Alaska - Post 3

July 27, 2020

Scientists in our Auke Bay Laboratories are collaborating with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to study juvenile salmon in Southeast Alaska coastal waters.

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Sunset at Porpoise Islands in Icy Strait. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

July 27, 2020

Today we completed sampling the Stephens Passage stations a second time and the daily catch was within 15% of the first day, which helps confirm that we have a reasonably confident measure of juvenile salmon abundance in Stephens Passage. After completing Stephen passage stations and tending to a few jellyfish stings, we made our run to Icy Strait and anchored up at the Porpoise Islands, enjoying one of SE Alaska’s multi-colored sunsets.

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Members of the July, 2020 SECM survey on the backdeck of the R/V Medeia: Andy Gray (NMFS), Luke Erickson (ADF&G) and Jamal Moss (NMFS). Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

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Sunset in Stephens Passage while anchored up in Oliver’s Inlet. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

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