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Title: Injury Assessment of Hydrocarbon Uptake by Sea Ducks in PWS

Project Year and Number: 1990: B11

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1994: 94066, 1993: 93033, 1992: B11, 1991: B11, 1989: B11

Principal Investigator (PI): Samuel Patten, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Thomas Crowe, Richard Gustin, Charles Hastings, Robert Hunter, Paul Twait

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Barrow's Goldeneye , Harlequin Ducks

Abstract: This study will focus on the effects of petroleum hydrocarbon ingestion by Harlequin Ducks (Histronicus histronicus), Barrow's Goldeneyes (Bucephala islandica), Common Goldeneyes (Bucephala clanqula), Black Scoters (Oidemia nigral, and Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) in PWS as a result of the EVOS. PWS is a major wintering area for these sea duck species (Isleib and Kessel, 1973). It is also an important migration area for sea ducks in spring and fall and a breeding site for resident Harlequin Ducks during the summer (Hogan, 1980). Harlequin Ducks in particular, because of their resident status and intertidal foraging habits, are considered substantially at risk to effects of the EVOS (King and Sanger, 1979). Goldeneyes and Surf Scoters, although migratory, are also at risk because of their intertidal and subtidal foraging habits.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1990

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1990

Annual Report: 1990: Not Applicable

Final Report: See Project 1320

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1994: 94066 Not Available 1994: Not Available
See Project 93033 See Project 93033
1993: 93033 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1992: B11 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1991: B11 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project B11 See Project B11
1989: B11 View (PDF) 1989: Not Available - Contact ARLIS for Report
See Project B11 See Project B11