At each FISS station, oceanographic equipment is deployed to capture the water column profile prior to retrieving the longline gear. Water column profiles include chlorophyll a and pH, in addition to temperature, depth, salinity, and dissolved oxygen concentration. These data are processed and made available via collaboration with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington and NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
|IPHC Oceanographic Data|
Commercial Sex-Marking Data
In 2014, the IPHC initiated a project intended to lead to direct observation of sex as a routine element of its ongoing Port Sampling program. The project includes at-sea sex-marking in the directed longline fishery, to be accompanied by genetic methods to validate the sex-marking.
The Pacific halibut genomic data is available in the Dryad Digital Repository and can be viewed by selecting the link below:
|IPHC Sex Marking Project|
Data collected on our surveys can be viewed at the OBIS-SEAMAP (Ocean Biogeographic Information System Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations) site of Duke University.
|IPHC seabird survey 2002-2011|
|IPHC Opportunistic Albatross Obs 1998-2002|