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Prince William Sound, Copper River, North Gulf of Alaska ecosystem.

Prince William Sound, Copper River, North Gulf of Alaska ecosystem.

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Published by Prince William Sound Science Center, Copper River Delta Institute, Conservation International in Cordova, Alaska .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biotic communities -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.,
  • Ecosystem management -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.,
  • Ecological integrity -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.,
  • Prince William Sound (Alaska),
  • Copper River (Alaska)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [3] of cover).

    ContributionsPrince William Sound Science Center., Copper River Delta Institute (Cordova, Alaska), Conservation International.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13 p. :
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15422480M

    Boating Opportunities. The North Gulf Coast and Prince William Sound offer excellent opportunities for both freshwater and saltwater boaters. The port towns of Cordova, and Valdez offer launch facilities, fuel, shore-based lodging, dry boat storage, and permanent or transient berths, fish cleaning stations and many other amenities of interest to power boaters or sailors. Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta. But these killer whales also show us connections between Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords, and ecosystems across the eastern North Pacific. Resident killer whale hunting salmon. Photo by NGOS. Inriver abundance, total run size, and system wide escapement of Copper River Chinook salmon,

    Alaska’s Prince William Sound is home to the Copper River—a glacial-fed river with a nearly mile-wide gorge where the river dumps over , cubic feet of water per second into the Gulf of Alaska, and where thousands of young salmon leave their birthplace in the Copper . The Prince William Sound Science Center envisions communities that maintain socioeconomic resilience among healthy ecosystems. There are two outcomes inherent in our vision. The first is socio-economically resilient communities: This outcome requires .

    Cordova resident Susan Ogle is a well-known artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Her portfolio includes the logos for Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Alaska Center for the Environment, Prince William Sound Science Center, Copper River Delta Watershed, and Orca Book and Sound. Susan created the Race Is On trim exclusively for Copper River Fleece. Ecosystem Overview Prince William Sound Alaska’s Prince William Sound is a semi-enclosed bay of the Gulf of Alaska, about twice the size of Chesapeake Bay. It is characterized by numerous large forested islands and offshore islets, sea stacks, glacier-cut fiords, mist-shrouded valleys, vast glaciers, coastal wetlands, temperate rainforest, and a.


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Prince William Sound, Copper River, North Gulf of Alaska ecosystem Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Copper River and Bering River districts are located on the Gulf of Alaska east Prince William Sound Prince William Sound. Covering over 1, square miles, the Copper River District is the largest district in Prince William Sound.

By contrast, Bering River District is approximately one-sixth the size with an open area greater than square miles. Located in one of Alaska’s major fishing ports at the edge of the northern Gulf of Alaska, PWSSC staff observe and study one of the most seasonally fluctuating coastal ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean.

Prince William Sound’s dramatic fjords, the expansive lake and river systems of the Copper River watershed, and the vast freshwater. The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in March in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and was one of the worst environmental disasters on record in the United States.

Despite long-term data collection over the nearly three decades since the spill, tremendous uncertainty remains as to how significantly the spill affected fishery resources. Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) and some wild Pacific Cited by: 9. Dotted Copper River islands, this mile-wide gulf extends 30 miles north and west from the Gulf of Alaska to the Kenai Peninsula.

It is bordered on the southeast by Montague and Hinchinbrook islands, which form Hinchinbrook Entrance, the mile-long water passage from the Gulf of Alaska to Copper River William Sound. Annabelle Zhou & Peter Zhu Biology Period 6 Ms.

Quenon 02 November Works Cited Book(s): Benoit, Peter. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. New York, NY: Scholastic, Print. - Mapped out basic ideas in a timeline. Hodgson, Bryan. “Can the Wilderness Heal?” National Geographic.

The Copper River Delta is located in Eastern Prince William Sound and is a rich delta ecosystem that drains a large part of the Wrangell and Chugach Mountains into the Gulf of Alaska.

It is home to many species of wildlife and serves as a critical refueling destination for migratory birds and waterfowl. Through a tunnel roadway completed inthe western Prince William Sound community of Whittier offers a gateway to this marine wilderness about an hour’s drive from Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage.

You can also access the sound from the north, at the port of Valdez, via the Richardson Highway. The Copper River or Ahtna River (/ ˈ ɑː t n ə /), Ahtna Athabascan ‘Atna’tuu ([ʔatʰnaʔtʰuː]), "river of the Ahtnas", Tlingit Eeḵhéeni ([ʔìːq.híː.nì]), "river of copper", is a mile ( km) river in south-central Alaska in the United States.

It drains a large region of the Wrangell Mountains and Chugach Mountains into the Gulf of Alaska. It is known for its extensive. Forecasts. Prince William Sound and Copper River Salmon Forecast (PDF kB); Prince William Sound and Copper River Salmon Forecast (PDF kB); Prince William Sound and Copper River Salmon Forecast (PDF kB); Prince William Sound and Copper River Salmon Forecast Summary (PDF kB); Prince William Sound and Copper River Salmon Detailed.

Valdez (/ v æ l ˈ d iː z, v əl ˈ d ɛ z /; Alutiiq: Suacit) is a city in the Chugach Census Area in the U.S. state of ing to the US Census, the population of the city is 3, down from 4, in The city was named in after the Spanish Navy Minister Antonio Valdés y Fernández Bazán.A former Gold Rush town, it is located at the head of a fjord on the eastern.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game P.O. Box W. 8th Street Juneau, AK Office Locations. Whittier, Prince William Sound tide chart key: The tide chart above shows the height and times of high tide and low tide for Whittier, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

The red flashing dot shows the tide time right now. The yellow shading corresponds to daylight hours between sunrise and sunset at Whittier, Prince William Sound. Coastal waters of the Gulf of Alaska serve as important breeding, nursery and forage habitats for many valuable species such as salmon, cod, herring, Pacific halibut, sablefish, walleye pollock, shrimp and crab.

The ecosystem and world-renowned fisheries in the vicinity of the Copper River thrive, in part, due to an abundant supply of nutrients. In addition to direct financial assistance, Spencer Beebe, an early corporate mentor, joined the board and provided introductions and encouragements that brought private foundation funding to the science center.

July of saw the publication of Prince William Sound, Copper River, and North Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem. Cordova is known in to the locals as Alaska’s hidden treasure. It's a small, hard-working fishing community with a population of about 2, Located near the mount of the Copper River, it nestles peacefully at the head of Orca Inlet in Prince William sound and has a mystique all its own.

Bathymetric maps and their data are presented for 82 lakes in southcentral Alaska, including Cook Inlet, (e.g., Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna Boroughs), Prince William Sound (e.g. Copper River valley), and Bristol Bay (e.g., Kvicahk River and Alaska Peninsula) areas.

The maps originated from a variety of published and unpublished. Overview. Prince William Sound is home to the world famous Copper River Salmon Fishery. Every summer Chinook and sockeye salmon from the waters of Prince William Sound are harvested by commercial fishers and flown directly south where they receive a red carpet welcome in Seattle.

The trip ends with a short paddle out into a more mature forest ecosystem and an expansive view of the wide open Sound. With lots of smaller marine mammals (otters, sea lions, seals), this can be a very complete view of the Prince William Sound experience and hands down our most popular trip.

Columbia glacier is located in Prince William Sound. At over meters thick at some points and covering an area of square miles, this glacier is a sight to behold, whether from a boat or the sky.

It snakes its way 32 miles through the Chugach Mountains before dumping into the Columbia Bay, about 40 miles by boat from Valdez. This remote site is accessible by boat or floatplane.

Chalmers River is located about 3/4 mile north of a Forest Service public cabin on the northwest side of Montague Island in Prince William Sound. Spawning Pink and Chum salmon can be seen in the intertidal areas and a short distance upstream. I was interested in finding the secret to Copper River's success late last month when I traveled to Cordova, Alaska, as a guest of the Copper River/Prince William Sound .Exxon Valdez oil spill, massive oil spill that occurred on Main Prince William Sound, an inlet in the Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, incident happened after an Exxon Corporation tanker, the Exxon Valdez, ran aground on Bligh Reef during a voyage from Valdez, Alaska, to d efforts to contain the spill and naturally strong winds and waves dispersed nearly.Gulf of Alaska Prince William Sound Tyndall Glacier (Icy Bay) 60° 04' 42" N ° 16' 30" W.

Wingham Island (Controller Bay) 60° 02' 60" N ° 24' 00" W. Copper River Delta. Pete Dahl Slough. 60° 22' 60" N ° 24' 00" W.

Eyak River Entrance. 60° 28' 00" N ° 40' 00" W. Middleton Island (north End) 59° 27' 42" N ° 18' 36" W.