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US Department of Commerce, NOAA, OCSEAP, Environmental Assessment of the Alaskan Continental Shelf.
An OCSEAP study that originally focused on Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus, investigations in the Gulf of Alaska (Calkins and Pitcher (5)) was "expanded to include an examination of the distribution and abundance of belukha whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in Cook Inlet" (p.
Aerial surveys, focused particularly on bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) but including other marine mammals, have been flown in northern Alaska for decades, initially with support provided by OCSEAP and MMS.
Veterans of OCSEAP's heyday of Arctic investigations should nevertheless wonder that their contributions to some of these ideas from the 1970s and 1980s are not cited.
On the basis of research done in the late 1970s as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP; Connors et al., 1981), we expected that staging shorebird distribution across the ACP coast would be non-uniform.
Commer., NOAA, OCSEAP Final Report 53(1986):267-477, Anchorage, Alaska.
Coast Guard ships from 1975 to 1980); 3) an OCSEAP dedicated summer vessel cruise in 1980; and 4) POP observers on NOAA or other ships.
Coast Guard ships from 1975 to 1980); 2) the NMML pelagic fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, program (1958 to 1974); 3) an Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) dedicated summer vessel cruise in 1980; and 4) POP observers on NOAA or other ships.
A 1993 MMS study compared heavy metal concentrations to results obtained during OCSEAP studies conducted in the late 1970's and found "no immediate evidence of heavy metal pollution in Cook Inlet" (ENRI (25)).
The AMMTAP, which began in 1987 as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP), is described in Becker et al.
Boulder, Colorado: Bureau of Land Management, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and OCSEAP. Final Report of Principal Investigators 4:670-729.
In addition, the laboratories at Montlake, and later, Auke Bay also participated in a number of cooperative programs, including the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) of NOAA and the Bureau of Land Management; the Processes and Resources of the Bering Sea Shelf (PROBES) Program of the National Science Foundation; and the Marine Resources, Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction (MARMAP) Program of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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