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Title: Isotope Ratio Studies of Marine Mammals in PWS

Project Year and Number: 1997: 97170

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1998: 98170-CLO, 1996: 96170

Principal Investigator (PI): Donald Schell, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: Amy Hirons

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals

Abstract: This project uses natural stable isotope ratios to assess trophic structure and food webs in Prince William Sound and contributes to the studies by ADFG personnel to determine the reasons for the decline of harbor seal populations. Through a mix of captive animal studies, comparison of isotope ratios in archived and current marine mammal tissues and their potential prey species in Prince William Sound, insight into environmental changes causing the decline may be possible. In addition, by providing analytical services for mass spectrometry the project contributes to the SEA (/320) program's effort to describe the food chains supporting commercial fishes impacted by the oil spill.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1997

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1997

Annual Report: 1997: View (1,801 KB)

Final Report: See Project 686

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1998: 98170-CLO Not Available 1998: Not Available
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1996: 96170 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 98170-CLO See Project 98170-CLO