Alaska Pelagic Seabird Observer Program

Updated 2012-07-25

Place seabird/marine mammal observers on ships of opportunity – focusing on research vessels and programs such as NOAA stock assessment surveys and NFS-funded programs. To obtain data on seabird/marine mammal distribution and abundance throughout Alaska waters, with corresponding oceanographic and biological data from other projects on the same cruises. Data to be included in syntheses as part of Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP, NPRB), and will be added to the N. Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD).

Time frame

Project time span
2006 -
Data collection
2006 -
Data processing
2006 -
Data reporting
2006 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Kathy Kuletz


Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Canadia, Arctic Islands
Canadia, Arctic Islands
Canadia, Arctic Islands

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Marine birds and mammal counts processed into animals per km2.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

(1) N. Pacific Research Board, (2) Bering Ecosystem Study, BEST Program (NSF-funded studies of Bering Sea), (3) North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (USGS & USFWS database). Networks: Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project


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