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MARINE BIOLOGY

Sound Science: 25 years after the Valdez oil spill, biologists in Prince William Sound are studying the slow herring recovery

In the early hours of March 24, 1989, a large tanker went aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of oil into this thriving ecosystem. The historically important herring and roe fisheries were among many commercial species under threat in the sound. Pacific herring has been a critical subsistence […]