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Gulf Watch Alaska Long-term Research and Monitoring Program Pelagic Component

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Marine ecosystem monitoring within the Gulf Watch Alaska Pelagic Component includes projects on killer whales, humpback whales, marine birds, and forage fish. Sampling focuses on documenting population trends and predator-prey interactions. The program is funded by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. 

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