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Title: APEX: Black-Legged Kittiwake Feeding Experiment

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96163-N

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1998: 98163-N, 1997: 97163-N

Principal Investigator (PI): Marc Romano, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: Sasha Kitaysky, John Piatt, Dan Roby

Research Location: PWS/KAP

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Declines in the availability of high quality forage fishes (herring, sand lance, capelin) have apparently contributed to the lack of recovery of some fish-eating seabirds (murres, guillemots, murrelets) that were injured by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. This experimental study will test the hypothesis that diet quality (lipid content, energy density, lipid:protein ratio) constrains the growth, development, and survival of young piscivorous seabirds.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: View (680 KB)

Final Report: See Project 1651

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1998: 98163-N Not Available 1998: Not Available
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1997: 97163-N Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 98163-N See Project 98163-N