Marrowstone Marine Field Station (MMFS)

Ecology of Marine Diseases

We are evaluating the impacts of infectious and parasitic diseases to populations of wild marine and anadromous fishes. The research involves a combination of field-based disease surveillances and controlled laboratory-based experiments that are designed forecast disease potential and mitigate future disease impacts to wild fish populations.

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Date published: November 17, 2020
Status: Active

Species Studied at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station

The Disease Ecology Research Program at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station addresses fundamental disease processes that impact wild marine and anadromous fishes.  The program is not designed around particular host or pathogen species; rather we investigate diseases processes that involve numerous species of marine hosts and pathogens.  Please follow the links for more information about some...

Date published: October 18, 2018
Status: Completed

Effects of Nanophyetus salmincola on the Health and Survival of Puget Sound Steelhead

Low early marine survival rates of Puget Sound steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), the state fish of Washington, have contributed to its dramatic population decline and current listing as a “Threatened Species” under the Endangered Species Act. Determining the cause(s) of this elevated mortality remains a primary objective of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a large US / Canada effort...

Date published: October 18, 2018
Status: Active

Herring Disease Program

Using an approach that involves a combination of field- and laboratory-based studies, we are investigating fish health factors that may be contributing to the failed recovery of Pacific herring populations in Prince William Sound, AK.  Field studies are providing infection and disease prevalence data to inform the population models, serological data that indicate the prior exposure history and...

Date published: October 18, 2018
Status: Active

Nanophyetus salmincola - MMFS

Fish Parasite

Nanophyetus salmincola

Date published: July 18, 2018
Status: Active

Partnerships - Marrowstone Marine Field Station

The disease ecology research program at the USGS - Marrowstone Marine Field Station leverages its unique strengths and capabilities through a robust network of collaborations with scientific partners.  This collaborative approach enables us to consolidate the expertise of leading scientists from disparate backgrounds and organizational structures in addressing complex interdisciplinary...

Date published: July 18, 2018
Status: Active

Ichthyophonus hoferi - MMFS

Fish Parasite

Ichthyophonus hoferi

Date published: July 18, 2018
Status: Active

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV) - MMFS

Fish Virus

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV)

Date published: July 18, 2018
Status: Active

Erythrocytic Necrosis Virus (ENV) - MMFS

Fish Virus

Erythrocytic Necrosis Virus (ENV)

Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - MMFS

Species Studied

Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) - MMFS

Species Studied

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)

Date published: July 17, 2018
Status: Active

Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) - MMFS

Species Studied

Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)