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Title: APEX: Lower Cook Inlet Study

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96163-M

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00163-M, 1999: 99163-M, 1998: 98163-M, 1997: 97163-M

Principal Investigator (PI): John Piatt, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: KEN

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Bald Eagles , Black Oystercatchers , Common Loons , Common Murres , Cormorants , Harlequin Ducks , Kittlitz's Murrelets , Marbled Murrelets , Pacific Herring , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Present day conditions in the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem, particularly with regard to forage fish, may not favor the recovery of seabirds lost to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. A key question is whether the density and quality of available forage fish are adequate to support seabird population growth. This long term study is designed to measure the foraging (functional) and population (numerical) responses of six seabird species to fluctuating forage fish densities at three colonies in Cook Inlet. This involves at sea surveys (hydroacoustics, trawling, seining) of forage fish while measuring aspects of seabird breeding biology and foraging behavior at adjacent colonies.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: View (10,847 KB)

Final Report: See Project 1750

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2000: 00163-M Not Available 2000: Due 09/01/2000
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1999: 99163-M Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 00163-M See Project 00163-M
1998: 98163-M Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 00163-M See Project 00163-M
1997: 97163-M Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 00163-M See Project 00163-M