The purpose of this research is to focus National Marine Fisheries Service studies on the GLOBEC region, augment oceanographic measurements and determine what biological and physical factors influence the distribution of juvenile salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. CTD and ADCP data were collected. Fish samples were collected using a midwater rope trawl, which is 198-m long, has hexagonal mesh in wings and body, and has a 1.2-cm mesh liner in the codend. Cruises were conducted onboard the Great Pacific (GP0108, 0207) and the Miller Freeman (MF0310) from 2001 - 2003.
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