Program

(Subject to change)

Program and abstract book [PDF; 672 KB].

Presentations will begin Tuesday evening, April 22, with a keynote address by John Calambokidis of Cascadia Research, Olympia, Washington, and will end at midday Friday, April 25. A poster/video night will be held Wednesday, and a Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center Gala will be held Thursday evening. All symposium presentations will be at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Workshops and tours have been scheduled in conjunction with the symposium at nearby locations in Kodiak.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KAMSS Kickoff and Whale Fest Reception

Kodiak Harbor Convention Center
6:30–7:30 pm Registration, refreshments, and music by St. Innocent's Academy
7:30–9:00 pm

Keynote address
Blues, Grays, and Humpbacks: New Insights on Whales and Impacts of Human Activities

John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research, Olympia, WA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:00 am Registration
9:00–9:05 am

Welcome

9:05–9:45 am

Introduction to Marine Science in Kodiak

9:45–10:25 am

Keynote address
Oceanographic Mechanisms Providing Nutrients to the Kodiak Island Marine Ecosystem

Carol Ladd, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA
10:25–10:45 am Break

Session 1: Invertebrates

Session Chair: Robert Foy
10:45–11:05 am

Ocean Acidification Alters Embryo Development and Reduces Fecundity and Calcification in Tanner Crab, Chionoecetes bairdi

William C. Long, NOAA Fisheries, Kodiak, AK
11:05–11:25 am

Variation in Benthic Species Associated with Weathervane Scallop Beds off Kodiak Island

Jessica Glass, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau, AK
11:25–11:45 am

Mapping Tanner Crab Habitat in the Kodiak Area of the Gulf of Alaska

Carrie Worton, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
11:45 am–12:05 pm

The First Release of Hatchery-Cultured King Crabs in Alaska: An Introduction to a Small-Scale Pilot Study

Benjamin Daly, NOAA Fisheries, Kodiak, AK
12:05–12:25 pm

Crab Divers and the Hatchery Red King Crab—A Short Film

Pete Cummiskey, NOAA Fisheries, Kodiak, AK
12:25–1:40 pm Lunch
1:40–2:00 pm

Predation of Early Benthic Phase King Crabs

Benjamin Daly, NOAA Fisheries, Kodiak, AK

Session 2: Fishes

Session Chair: Switgard Duesterloh
2:00–2:20 pm

Tracking the Abundance and Age Composition of a Large Unfished Aggregation of Pacific Herring Clupea pallasii in Kukak Bay, Alaska, 2009–2012

Michelle Moore, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
2:20–2:40 pm

Not All Waters Were Created Equal—Not Even Close: Spatial Variation in Consumption by Groundfishes in the Kodiak Area

Lei Guo, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
2:40–3:00 pm

Feeding Ecology of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon and Resource Partitioning with Threespine Stickleback in Afognak Lake, Alaska

Natura Richardson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau, AK
3:00–3:20 pm Break
3:20–3:40 pm

Lifestyles of the Small and Toothy: Spiny Dogfish Sharks, Squalus suckleyi

Cindy Tribuzio, NOAA Fisheries, Juneau, AK
3:40–4:00 pm

Kiliuda Bay: One Heck of an Interesting Place

Olav Ormseth, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA

Session 3: Marine Birds and Mammals

Session Chair: Doug DeMaster
4:00–4:20 pm

Kodiak Archipelago Nearshore Marine Bird Surveys

Robin Corcoran, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak, AK
4:20–4:40 pm

Kittlitz’s Murrelet Nesting Ecology on Kodiak Island

Timothy Knudson, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (presented by Robin Corcoran)
4:40–6:30 pm Free time
6:30–9:00 pm

Poster/Video Night

Kodiak Harbor Convention Center

Pizza, popcorn, and no-host bar

See poster list at bottom of program

Thursday, April 24, 2014

9:00–9:05 am

Welcome and Announcements

Session 3: Marine Birds and Mammals (continued)

9:05–9:25 am

Modeling the Diet of Kodiak Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae: Implications for Marine Predators and Commercial Fisheries near Kodiak, Alaska

Dana Wright, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
9:25–9:45 am

Milk Fatty Acid Composition of Perinatal and Foraging Steller Sea Lions: Examination from Pup Stomachs

Carlene Miller, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Seward, AK
9:45–10:05 am

Whales as Sentinels in a Changing Marine Environment in the Gulf of Alaska

Briana Witteveen, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
10:05–10:25 am

Whale Bycatch Reduction: What’s NOT to Love about Pingers?

Kate Wynne, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
10:25–10:45 am Break

Session 4: Ecosystem Perspectives

Session Chair: Bree Witteveen
10:45–11:05 am

Habitat: A Better Way to Look at Marine Fisheries Science

Gregg Rosenkranz, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
11:05–11:25 am

Deep Sea Revelations: Submarine Expeditions in the Western Gulf of Alaska

Michelle Ridgway, Alaska Deep Ocean Science Institute, Auke Bay, AK
11:25–11:45 am

A Coastal View: The Alaska ShoreZone Program from a Kodiak Perspective

Susan Saupe, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council, Anchorage, AK
11:45–12:05 am

GOAIERP: Broad-Scale Investigations of the Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem

Olav Ormseth, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA

Session 5: Resource Management

Session Chair: Julie Bonney
12:05–12:25 pm

Mortality Rates of Tanner Crab, Chionoecetes bairdi, Bycatch Discarded by Alaska Bottom Trawlers

Craig Rose, FishNext Research, Mountlake Terrace, WA
12:25–1:40 pm Lunch
1:40–2:00 pm

Delayed Discard Mortality of the Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini, Captured as Bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska

Christina Conrath, NOAA Fisheries, Kodiak, AK
2:00–2:20 pm

Developing a Viable Salmon Excluder for the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fisheries Through Cooperative Research 

John Gauvin, North Pacific Fisheries Research Foundation, Seattle, WA
2:20–2:40 pm

Using Vessel Monitoring System Data to Estimate Spatial Effort for Unobserved Fishing Trips

Jordan Watson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau, AK

 

2:40–3:00 pm

Industry Organized Management Plans: Lessons Learned Using These Creative Management Options in High Effort Fisheries

Josh Keaton, NOAA Fisheries, Juneau, AK
3:00–3:20 pm Break
3:20–3:40 pm

An Overview of the Fish Resource Permit (FRP) Process

Michelle Morris, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK

Session 6: Utilization

Session Chair: Robin Corcoran
3:40–4:00 pm

Nutritional and Contaminant Analysis of Skates in the Gulf of Alaska: Shaping Future Skate Demand

Thomas Farrugia, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
4:00–4:20 pm

Freeze-Dried Salmon: Omega-3 Rich Space Food from Alaska Waters

Alexandra Oliveira, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
4:20–4:40 pm

96-Well Biotechnology: Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Quantification without Testing Mice

Brian Himelbloom, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
4:40–5:00 pm

Testing for Paralytic Shellfish Toxins: Comparison between Abraxis Saxitoxin (PSP) ELISA and HPLC Analysis

Julie Matweyou, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
5:00–6:30 pm Free time
6:30–9:00 pm

Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center Gala

Seafood, Snacks, and Science

UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center (aka Fish Tech), 118 Trident Way

Friday, April 25, 2014

9:00–9:05 am

Welcome

Session 7: Human dimensions

Session Chair: Theresa Peterson
9:05–9:25 am

The Economics of Killer Whale Depredation

Megan Peterson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau, AK
9:25–9:45 am

A Comparison of Four Marine Debris Cleanup Programs in the Kodiak Area in 2013

Tom Pogson, Island Trails Network, Kodiak, AK
9:45–10:05 am

Archaeological Data for Marine Scientists

Patrick Saltonstall, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, AK
10:05–10:25 am

Ash Fall and Halibut Feasts: Kodiak Halibut Prospecting in 1911 and 1912

Anjuli Grantham, Baranov Museum and Kodiak Historical Society, Kodiak, AK
10:25–10:45 am Break
10:45–11:05 am

Piloting a Recreational PSP Monitoring Project

Julie Matweyou, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak, AK
11:05–11:25 am

Expanding the Toolbox: Integrating and Visualizing Gulf of Alaska Data

Molly McCammon, Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage, AK (presented by Darcy Dugan)
11:25 –11:45 am

Wrap-up

11:45–1:00 pm Lunch
 

Workshops

1:00–3:00 pm

Alutiiq Museum Tour

Location: Alutiiq Museum Lobby, 215 Mission Rd

Patrick Saltonstall will lead a tour of archeological collections at the Alutiiq Museum and discuss their availability to marine scientists.

Limit: 10

ShoreZone User Workshop

Location: UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, 118 Trident Way

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Darren Stewart, The Nature Conservancy/ShoreZone Partnership, Anchorage, AK.

ShoreZone uses oblique aerial photography and high-definition videography as the basis for a coastal habitat classification, inventory, and mapping system. Developed more than 30 years ago, it is a powerful data set now applied to over 100,000 km of coastline from Oregon to the North Slope of Alaska. This workshop will focus on describing the ShoreZone coastal habitat mapping project in Alaska and its many applications. Discussion will cover oil spill response planning and response, search and rescue capabilities, essential fish habitat identification, and recent updates to the ShoreZone protocol and new data layers such as coastal vulnerability, Shore Stations, and Fish Atlas. After the workshop, you will be familiar with available mapped attributes, and how to locate/download high resolution photos and navigate throughout the ShoreZone data site.

3:00–3:20 pm Break
3:20–5:20 pm

Communicating Science: Bridging Scientists and Communities

Location: UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, 118 Trident Way

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please be sure to select the workshop option when you register for the symposium.

Effective science outreach and education requires two-way communication between scientists and people who can spread the word about important research and apply it in their lives and communities. This workshop will provide skills and tips to researchers, educators, and community members about partnering to collect scientific information, to clarify the “so what” of research, and to apply it. The workshop will also focus on the “how tos” of using two outreach strategies: community-based film-making and citizen science projects. Learn about what is already happening in Kodiak and participate in discussion of new projects.

Workshop Leaders: Marilyn Sigman, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and COSEE Alaska, and Marie Acemah, Digital Storytelling Educational Consultant

Saturday, April 26, 2014

 

Workshops (continued)

9:00 am–2:00 pm

COASST training

Location: UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, 118 Trident Way

Reserve your training spot by emailing coasst@uw.edu.

COASST workshop flyer [PDF; 2.6 MB]

3:00–5:00 pm

Shark Biology and Dissection

Location: Kodiak Fisheries Research Center (Touch Tank) on Near Island

Posters

How Old Are Alaska Crab and Shrimp? Application of a Novel Technique to This Age-Old Question

Raouf Kilada, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, Canada (presented by Laura Stichert)

Taxonomic Composition Affects Phytodetritus Nutritional Value, with Consequences for Egg Production in a Deposit-Feeding Sea Cucumber

Charlotte Regula-Whitefield, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Delivering a Drab Message with a Fun Activity: At-Sea Oil Spill

Joong Hyun Lee, Kodiak High School, Kodiak, AK

Dredging up Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to the Alaska Weathervane Scallop Fishery

Jessica Glass, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau, AK

Fatty Acid Extraction of Arctic Crab Tissue Using Two Solvent Systems in Accelerated Solvent Extraction

Tanja Schollmeier, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Will Spatiotemporal Variation in Fatty Acid Signatures of Prey Affect Diet Studies of Top Predators?

Julia Dissen, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

ShoreZone Mapping in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

Darren Stewart, The Nature Conservancy