STUDY AUTHORS: Pentec Environmental / Hart Crowser, Inc.

Marine investigations from 2004 through 2008 included beach seine sampling, gill net and trammel net sampling, and trawl net sampling for fish and invertebrates. Herring-spawn surveys and fish-stomach content analyses also were conducted. The data from these investigations, along with information from previous studies, are presented by species with discussions on seasonal trends and distinct habitat usage.


  • Scientists employed a variety of techniques to sample the area, including 434 sets with beach seines, otter trawls and gill and trammel nets.