Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: Kittlitz's murrelet is a rare, poorly-known seabird that was injured by the oil spill. This project would conclude a three-year effort on its basic life history and ecology. The principal investigator is strong and has done excellent work to date. This project should be funded, including the additional mid-summer cruise.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Fund, including funds for project closeout (data analysis and report writing). This study will gather basic information on the Kittlitz's murrelet, which is a rare, poorly known seabird. According to one estimate, a substantial fraction of the world population of this species was killed in the spill. The results of this study may lead to identification of restoration measures.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)