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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: The Trustee Council's primary interest in funding this project has been to understand the dynamics of fatty acid profiles in harbor seals with different diets and changes in those diets. This project was to close out in FY 01 but the investigator has proposed additional analyses. In reviewing the Detailed Project Description, it appears that analysis of additional samples for fatty acid profiles will help obtain project objectives. Fund revised proposal, which focuses on fatty acids.

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)

Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund closeout of this project (completion of fatty acid data analysis and final report and manuscript preparation). This study, which is investigating the effect of diet on lipid metabolism and health in harbor seals, received closeout funds in FY 01. A small amount of additional funds is needed in FY 02 to complete data analysis and prepare the final report. Five manuscripts will also be prepared.

Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)