Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This project has developed unique and valuable data on a rare injured species, and it would be valuable to have this research published.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project will produce a manuscript on differences in at-sea habitat use by marbled murrelets and Kittlitz's murrelets, two species injured by the oil spill. There appears to be an overlap in habitat and therefore competition for food. Each species of murrelet may be hindering the recovery of the other species. The manuscript would yield insight on the recovery of these two species.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)