Welcome to the <em>Exxon Valdez</em> Oil Spill Trustee Council Home Oil Spill Facts Habitat Protection Restoration Projects Recovery Since 89
Restoration Projects

Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)

Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This is the second year of a four-year project to investigate evidence of ongoing injury to harlequin ducks and sea otters. The work is following up on important findings of the Nearshore Vertebrate Predator Project (/025).

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)

Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund revised proposal, including funds requested in February 2000 ($14.8) to continue sea otter carcass surveys. Recent modeling efforts based on age-at-death data from sea otter carcasses suggest that these surveys may be one of the most efficient tools for monitoring recovery of sea otters. The revised proposal eliminates two new objectives related to sea otter field studies (CYP1A and mark-resighting). This project is an important extension of the Nearshore Vertebrate Predator (Project /025) work on two still-injured species, sea otters and harlequin ducks. [NOTE: Funding includes $36.8 for Alaska SeaLife Center bench fees.]

Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)