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Title: Reconnaissance of intertidal and subtidal zones of Back Island, Behm Canal, Southeast Alaska

A diver reconnaissance of the intertidal and subtidal zones of Back Island, Southeast Alaska, was performed May 20-22, 1986. The specific objectives were to catalog potentially vulnerable shellfish, other invertebrates, and plant resources, and to identify potential herring spawning sites. This effort was designed to supplement the existing ecological data base for Back Island that would be used during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation process. A NEPA document will be prepared that describes the site environment and assesses impacts from the proposed construction and operation of the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC). Nine diver transects were established around Back Island. Particular attention was devoted to proposed locations for the pier and float facilities and range-operations and shore-power cable run-ups.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5023706
Report Number(s):
PNL-6016
ON: DE87000715
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Battelle Marine Research Lab., Sequim, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ALASKA; ISLANDS; COASTAL WATERS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; SITE SURVEYS; BENTHOS; CETACEANS; FISHES; PLANTS; SHORES; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ECOSYSTEMS; FEDERAL REGION X; MAMMALS; NORTH AMERICA; SURFACE WATERS; USA; VERTEBRATES 520500* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989)