The progress report that follows includes research results ranging
from unproved ideas to scientific papers published during the tenure of
this contract. The end of the contract year finds several facets of our
work in various states of preparation, therefore the reader is cautioned
that all except the published papers...
This report represents the progress in "Ecological and Radioecological
Studies in the Columbia River Estuary and Adjacent Pacific
Ocean" for the period 1 April 1975 through 31 March 1976. This research
has been supported with funds from the Division of Biomedical and
Environmental Research, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration...
This report presents progress accomplished during the 20-month period from 1 July 1972 through 31 March 1974 as part of the program "Ecological Studies of Radioactivity in the Columbia River Estuary and Adjacent Pacific Ocean". This program is a continuing study supported by the Division of Biomedical and Environmental Research...
The Oregon State University School of oceanography conducted purse
seining surveys of juvenile salmonids in the ocean off Oregon and Washington
during spring and summer 1981. The objectives of the field study were:
1) To collect information on the distribution and abundance of juvenile
salmonids off Oregon and Washington; and...
This annual report describes progress in marine radioecological studies
under USAEC Contract Number AT(45-1)2227 Task Agreement 12 during the period
1 July 1970 through 30 June 1971. This contract number replaces USAEC
Contract Number AT(45-1)1750 which started 1 June 1962. Although the basic
report format has not been greatly changed...
Gamma-emitting radionuclides were found in benthic fishes from
depths of 50-280O m off the Oregon coast from 1964-1971. 65Zn, 60Co,
54Mn, 144Ce, 137Cs and 40K were present. Zinc-65, originating mainly
from the nuclear reactors on the Columbia River, was the predominant
artifically-induced radionuclide. Levels of 6Zn per g and specific...
A total of 19 species of hyperiid amphipods was collected from 1963 to 1967 off Oregon.
Parathemisto pacifica, Paraphronima gracilis, Streetsia challengeri, Tryphana malmi, Hyperia
medusarum, Hyperoche medusarum, and Primno macropa were common. New distributional
records are reported for Scina crassicornis bermudensis and Lanceola loveni. Abundance and
occurrence of common...
Much of our present knowledge about the species composition and distribution of (ephalopods of the Pacific Ocean is derived from collections made on cruises of the "Albatross," steamer of the U.S. Fish Commission, During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. "Albatross" collections along the west coast of North America...
Three general types of swimbladders were found in the eight species of myctophids studied: gas-filled, fat-invested, and atrophied or reduced. Small specimens of all species had thin-walled, gas-filled swimbladders. Large specimens of Stenobrachius leucopsarus had fat-invested swim-bladders and large Diaphus theta had either gas-filled or atrophied swimbladders, as found by...
A new midwater trawl for sampling deepsea nekton from discrete
depths is described. Its mouth area is about 50 m2. The trawl body is
lined with small mesh netting and terminates in a 5-net opening-closing
codend device. Problems of delayed flushing of animals into the codend
and of entanglement of...
Infrared radiometers, photographs, and a multispectral
scanner were used in a remote sensing study of the ocean off
Oregon during the summer of 1969. Upwelling appeared on
infrared temperature maps as a zone of cold water along the
coast and Columbia River water appeared as a warm water
In this study we present new information on seasonal variation in absolute growth rate in length of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the ocean off Oregon and Washington, and relate these changes in growth rate to concurrent changes in the spacing of scale circuli. Average spacing of scale circuli and...
Research on the ecology of salmon in the northeast Pacific Ocean began in the early 20th century. Charles Gilbert and Willis Rich demonstrated the basis for the stock concept and were instrumental in changing common misconceptions of the times. Later in the 1900s, research endeavors, primarily under the auspices of...
Sixteen species of oceanic shrimps, seven Penaeidea and nine Caridea, appeared in 244 collections made within the upper 1500 m at one station in the northeast Pacific off Oregon. Most of the species were primarily mesopelagic in distribution. The most abundant species, Sergestes similis, was the only shrimp common in...