Alaska Fisheries Science Center scientists have conducted ichthyoplankton cruises in 1972 and yearly from 1977 until the present. These cruises have been conducted by several work groups and have had multiple goals. The results are a database that includes 317 cruises which have sampled in four different geographic areas:

  • The Gulf of Alaska between the Aleutian Islands and Southeast Alaska
  • The Eastern Bering Sea including the area surrounding the Pribilof Islands
  • The north of Bering Sea, above 66°N
  • The Washington/Oregon/California coastal area

The purpose of this database is to allow users to search for cruises of interest based on region, sampling gear, and/or sampling date. The results will return a list of the cruises meeting the search criteria and will link to a synopsis of each cruise. Please note that the actual ichthyoplankton data (i.e. taxa caught, catch statistics) are not available directly through this database. The database is meant as a tool to find what data have been collected. More specific information can be found at the University of Washington fish collection web sites or by e-mailing the webmaster.

Please cite this website:
Ichthyoplankton Cruise Database. 11 April 2017. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ()

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