Study: Gulf of Alaska Wind Patterns Help and Hurt Pollock Survival
For years, scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center have long wondered why an abundance of very young pollock doesn’t always translate into a similar abundance of adult pollock a few years later. Now they know why, and while it sheds light on a long-asked question, it also raises more about the dynamic between the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem and pollock, an important national resource.
The new study conclusively shows that the Gulf of Alaska is a wind-driven system that determines year-to-year distribution of juvenile ...
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