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
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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Funding Detail For: 1997
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1997
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