Gulf Apex Predator-Prey Project
Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks • School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences • Kodiak, Alaska

Gulf Apex Predator-Prey Project

The goal of the Gulf Apex Predator-Prey Project (GAP) is to better understand predator-prey interactions in the western Gulf of Alaska as they relate to the decline of the western stock of Steller sea lions.

This website was created for laypeople and scientists alike. We invite you to explore the site to learn about the wide variety of GAP projects and how they have evolved since GAP began in 1999. Here you will find detailed information on the integrated components of GAP, including the suite of species and methodologies that have been used to explore the Kodiak marine ecosystem.


New Publication!

September 2014

tagged whale

We are pleased to announce the publication of the following article:

Witteveen, B.H., A. De Robertis, L. Guo, and K.M. Wynne. 2014. Using dive behavior and active acoustics to assess prey partitioning by fin and humpback whales near Kodiak Island, Alaska. Marine Mammal Science. DOI:10.1111/12158.

This article describes prey use and potential prey partitioning between fin and humpback whales by combining analysis of vertical whale distribution obtained from tagged individual whales with concurrent assessment of pelagic prey.

AMSS posterKodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

April 2014

GAP research was very well represented at the second tri-annual Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Alaska Marine Science Symposium

January 2014

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