Fish sampling of tundra streams and lakes in the Kuparuk River and Milne Point units, North Slope oil fields, Alaska, 2006 and 2007
Fyke nets were fished in ten streams and two lakes between August 8 and August 14, 2006. Fyke nets were reset in eight of the ten creeks and at two lakes between July 5 and July 12, 2007 . Nine of the streams and the lakes surveyed had not previously been sampled for fish. The July 2007 sampling occurred at the same creek sites as in 2006 with the exceptions that Kalubik and East creeks, and Drill Site 3H Lake were not sampled for fish in 2007. Additionally, I Pad Lake was sampled for fish in 2007 but not in 2006. Our objective was to identify fish species and age classes using each stream or lake during the late part of the summer season, 2006 and during early summer, 2007. Objectives for fish sampling in East Creek (East Milne Creek) were to document the continued presence of broad whitefish (Coregonus nasus) in the system and to determine if Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) fry were present. This report is a summary of data collected during August 2006 and July 2007.
Morris, W.A, and J. F. Winters. 2008. Fish sampling of tundra streams and lakes in the Kuparuk River and Milne Point units, North Slope oil fields, Alaska, 2006 and 2007. Alaska Department of Natural Resources Tech. Rept. 08-05. Office of Habitat Management and Permitting. Juneau. 37 pp.
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