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Fisheries Behavioral Ecology - Field Studies

Fisheries Behavioral
Ecology Program (FBE)
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Research Topics
Fish and Environment
Fish Habitat
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The Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program conducts field work for two primary purposes: to collect live fishes for laboratory studies and for investigation of habitat relationshipsPhoto of SCUBA diver conducting a habitat field experiment (see Research Topic 2).

  • Juvenile sablefish are routinely collected from commercial fishing vessels in surface waters offshore from the Oregon coast.
  • Juvenile walleye pollock are collected by night-lighting near Port Townsend, Washington (picture at right).
  • Studies of habitat associations in flatfishes and lingcod are conducted primarily in the shallow nearshore waters of Kodiak, Alaska, which serve as important nursery grounds for rock sole, Pacific halibut, lingcod, and other economically important species. This research is normally carried out in collaboration with staff at the Kodiak Laboratory of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Additional field work takes place in Yaquina Bay estuary, in Newport, Oregon.


Miss O: Field studies in Kodiak, AK.


Last updated 27 March, 2009

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