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Ichtyoplankton and pelagic fish sampling as validation for echoes of EK80

General

Project start
01.08.2018
Project end
15.08.2018
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Ecology
Fish and shellfish

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 70.888604461709, -53.602294921875

Fieldwork start
01.08.2018
Fieldwork end
15.08.2018

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

Project title: What’s in the Fridge? Species Composition and Abundance of Pelagic Fish Available to Top Predators in Northwest Greenland

Funding: Greenland Research Council

Rationale and aims: Changes in pelagic fish distribution and abundance could have dramatic impacts on marine ecosystems off West Greenland, and on services they provide to Greenlanders (e.g. fisheries, ecotourism, cultural identity). The main objectives of this project are (1) to inventory the pelagic fish in Northwest Greenland; (2) to assess how climate change has affected pelagic fish assemblages relative to the last survey of the area in 2006 and (3) to understand how on-going changes will affect culturally and economically important marine species such as fish, birds and mammals.

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