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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Diet, Distribution & Life History of Neomysis Mercedis in John Day Pool
BPA Project Proposal Number 20076
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Unviersity of Montana
Business acronym (if appropriate) UMT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jack Stanford
Mailing Address Flathead Lake Biological Station, 311 Biostation Lane
City, State, Zip Polson, MT 59860-9659
Phone 4069823301
Fax 4069823201
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Quantify key variables describing the ecology of the exotic mysid Neomysis mercedis that has recently invaded mainstem Columbia reservoirs. Determine the potential N. mercedis has for negatively affecting food web structure in the Columbia River.
Target Species Neomysis mercedis

Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Return to the River

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9101901 Mysis relicta research on Flathead Lake by CS and K tribes Similar Mysis relicta work conducted on Flathead by CSKT will allow Neomysis mercedis investigations in mainstem Columbia to be placed in a regional and ecological context. Studies will augment each other. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Describe the life history strategy of Neomysis mercedis in John Day Pool. Ho: Neomysis has a one year life history a. Quantify spatial and temporal abundance, population body-size structure and individual caloric content of Neomysis
2. Describe temporally and spatially explicit Neomysis food habits. Ho: Neomysis food habits do not change in time or space. b. Quantify spatial and temporal differences in gut cotnents of Neomysis
3. Quantify vertical habitat use by Neomysis during day and night in stratified and non-stratified seasons. Ho: Neomysis are uniformly distributed in the water column during a diel cycle, and during periods of stratification and non-stratification. c. Perform diel depth specific samplign during the stratified and non-stratified seasons.
4. Identify abiotic habitat variables that limit Neomysis distribution. Ho: Neomysis abundances are independent of limnological variables (e.g. temperature, turbidity, oxygen pH, conductivity) d. Correlate Neomysis abundance with limnological variables
5. Quantify Neomysis benthic microdistribution. Ho: Neomysis remain above substrate continuously. Ha: neomysis burrow into substrate. e. Observe Neomysis behavior via underwater video
6. Quantify the seasonal accumulation of caloric reserves in Neomysis. Ho: Caloric accumulation is directly proportional to seasonal gain in body mass. Ha: Caloric accumulation is not directly proportional to seasonal gain in body mass. f. Quantify seasonal caloric accumulation in Neomysis by monthly bombcalorimetric analyses

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/99 10/01/00 a 20.0%
2 11/01/99 10/01/00 b 20.0%
3 03/01/00 07/01/00 c 70.0%
4 04/01/00 06/01/00 d 21.0%
5 05/01/00 07/01/00 e 20.0%
6 11/01/99 10/01/00 f 12.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 72,297
Fringe $ 27,601
Supplies $ 18,200
Operating $ 700
Travel $ 5,617
Indirect $ 46,743
Subcontractor Energetic analyses $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $176,158

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $176,158
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $176,158
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No foreseen constraints

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Beattie, W.D., P.T. Clancy and R. Zubik. 1988. Effects of the operaton of Kerr and Hungry Horse Dams on the reproductive success of kokanee in the Flathead River system. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Kalispell. Final report to BPA No
Chess, D. and J.A. Stanford. 1998. Comparative energetics and life cycle of the opossum shrimp (Mysis relicta) in native and non-native environments. Freshwater Biology in press. No
Chigbu, P. and T.H. Sibley. 1994. Predation by Neomysis mercedis: Effects of temperature, Daphnia magna size and prey density on ingestion rate and size selectivity. Freshwater Biology 32:39-48. No
Cooper, K.L., K.D. Hyatt, D.P. Rankin. 1992. Life history and production of Neomysis mercedis in two British Columbia coastal lakes. Hydrobiologia 230:9-30. No
Fraley, J., B. Marotz, J. Decker-Hess, W. Beattie, and R. Zubik. 1989. Mitigation, compensation, and future protection for fish populations affected by hydropower development in the Upper Columbia system, Montana, USA. Reg. Riv. 3:3-18. No
Heubach, W. 1969. Neomysis awatschemsis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin estuary. Limnology and Oceanography 14:533-546. No
Lasenby, D.C., T.G. Northcote, et al. 1986. Theory, practice and effects of Mysis relicta introductions to North American and Scandinavian Lakes. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 43:1277-1284. No
Muir, W.D. and R.L. Emmett. 1988. Food habits of migrating salmonid smolts passing Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River, 1984. Regulated Rivers 2:1-10. No
Northcote, T.G. 1991. Successes, problems and control of introduced mysid populations in lakes and reservoirs. American Fisheries Society Symposium 9:5-16. No
Robbins, O. Jr. 1966. Flathead Lake Fishery Investigations, 1961-64. U.S. Dept. of Interior Sport Fish and Wildlife Tech. Paper Number 4. No
Spencer, C.N., B.R. McClelland and J.A. Stanford. 1991. Shrimp stocking, salmon collapse and eagle displacement. Bioscience 41:14-21. No

Section 7. Abstract


The magnitude, timing and management implications of food web impacts caused by the recent invasion of the mysid Neomysis mercedis in the lower Columbia River are completely unknown yet may be of key importance in future management of native Columbia River fish. Interestingly, Neomysis has not been reported as a food item in Columbia River native fishes, suggesting that it is not available fish forage. However, if Neomysis has the same adaptive advantages as its cousin, Mysis relicta, complex food web interactions that are potentially very negative for salmon and steelhead restoration may already be occurring in John Day pool and other mainstem reservoirs. In the proposed research, we will quantify Neomysis diet, spatial and temporal population structure, and life history strategy. Quantification of these variables is critical to a holistic understanding of realized and potential Neomysis food web impacts in the Columbia River proper.

Reviews and Recommendations

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