Literature Review, Synthesis, and Design of Monitoring of Ambient Artificial Light Intensity in the Outer Continental Shelf in Regard to Potential Effects on Resident Marine Fauna

Literature Review, Synthesis, and Design of Monitoring of Ambient Artificial Light Intensity in the Outer Continental Shelf in Regard to Potential Effects on Resident Marine Fauna

ABR conducted a comprehensive literature review and synthesis of the available information on the potential artificial lighting effects on Arctic marine species commonly found in Alaska OCS lease areas.  Emphasis was on potential effects during normally dark periods or seasons in the Arctic marine environment.  The second task was to hold a one-day technical meeting at MMS Alaska office in Anchorage to consider information needs based on the literature search and to identify important areas where there is limited or no information, to discuss alternative approaches, and to recommendations on the potential design of an artificial ambient light monitoring program for existing Arctic OCS development areas. 2005.

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