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Title: Marbled Murrelet Productivity Relative to Forage Fish Availability and Environmental Parameters

Project Year and Number: 1997: 97231

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Kathy Kuletz, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Kachemak Bay

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Marbled Murrelets

Abstract: This project investigates the hypothesis that forage fish abundance is limiting marbled murrelet reproductive success and thus recovery. It compares forage fish abundance, as determined by APEX (/163) and SEA (/320) studies, to an index of murrelet productivity. Intra- and inter-annual comparisons will be made among six sites in Prince William Sound and between the Sound and Kachemak Bay. Data on terrestrial and marine habitat use will be integrated to make a descriptive model of adult and juvenile murrelet distribution. Historical data will be examined for changes in the present distribution of murrelets indicative of ecosystem-level changes.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

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Funding Detail For: 1997

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1997

Annual Report: 1997: View (1,196 KB)

Final Report: Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available