Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) Ecosystem Impacts


  • 2014


In 2014 Chilkat was contracted by the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association to investigate marine mammal mortality associated with PSP to better understand the link between PSP, sand lance and higher predators such as king salmon, sea otter and sea lion.  Bruce Wright has been leading PSP research in Alaska for over 15 years and Elijah coordinated weeklong university courses on the subject about 10 years ago and recently designed and conducted research from remote sites in Haines over about 5 years.  This project is coordinated with our good friend and respected colleague Ray RaLonde, State Aquaculture Specialist. This project is currently underway.