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Title: Lingering Oil: Contaminant Inputs to PWS and CYPIA Induction in Fish - Midterm Lingering Oil Project (DOL Grant)

Project Year and Number: 2004: 040740

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Jeep Rice, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Mandy Lindeberg, Jeff Short

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harlequin Ducks , Sea Otters

Abstract: Recently lingering oil studies have found that Exxon Valdez oil persists, and continued CYP1A induction in sea otters and sea ducks have become the best documented long-term impacts of the spill. Exxon scientists suggest there are many other potential pollutant sources in PWS that confound measurements of CYP1A induction. The project proposed here will definitively assess contributions, if any, from other contaminant sources to contaminant stresses on biota in Prince William Sound (PWS). At a suite of sites, passive sampling devices will be deployed and then analyzed to evaluate their induction potential. Aliquots of concentrated extracts from the samplers will be injected into cultured rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and the induction of cytochrome P450A1A (CYP1A) measured. These measurements would compliment the on-going sea otter studies of FY04, where a final measurement of CYP1A will be made in summer 2004.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Chemistry
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping
Tissue sampling/biopsy

Proposal: View PDF (142 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2004 , 2005 , 2006

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2004 , 2005 , 2006

Annual Reports: 2004: View (16 KB) 2005: View (23 KB) 2006: View (19 KB)

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available