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Title: Monitoring, Tagging, Feeding Studies, and Restoration of Killer Whales in Prince William Sound/Kenai Fjords 2010-2012 Submitted under the BAA

Project Year and Number: 2010: 10100742

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2009: 090742, 2008: 080742, 2007: 070742, 2007: 050742, 2006: 050742, 2005: 050742, 2004: 040012, 2003: 030012, 2002: 02012-BAA, 2001: 01012-BAA, 2000: 00012-A-BAA, 1999: 99012-A-BAA, 1998: 98012-A, 1997: 97012-BAA, 1996: 96012-A, 1995: 95012

Principal Investigator (PI): Craig Matkin, North Gulf Oceanic Society

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound/ Kenai Fjords

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Killer Whales

Abstract: The proposed project is a continuation of the monitoring of AB pod and the AT1 population killer whale populations in Prince William Sound. These groups of whales suffered serious losses at the time of the spill and have not recovered at projected rates. The project also extends the scope of the basic monitoring to include an innovative satellite tagging program to examine habitat preference and incorporates a more extensive examination of feeding habits using observational and chemical techniques. The project will delineate important habitat and variations in pod specific movements and feeding behavior within a temporal and geographic framework. Results will allow us to more closely examine the potential for restoration. The project will more clearly delineate the role of killer whales, both fish eating and mammal eating in the nearshore ecosystem and possible effects on the restoration recovery of harbor seals and sea otters. Community based initiatives, educational programs, and programs for tour boat operators will continue to be integrated into the work to help foster restoration by improving public understanding and reducing harassment of the whales.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Marine Mammals - Cetaceans (whales, dolphin, porpoises)
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Fatty Acid Analysis
Genetic analysis
Modeling
Satellite Tagging
Tissue sampling/biopsy
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Marine Mammals - Distribution and abundance
Marine Mammals - Foraging ecology
Marine Mammals - Genetics
Marine Mammals - Population structure
Marine Mammals - Predator-prey interactions
Marine Mammals - Tracking, tagging, and survey methods

Proposal: View PDF (608 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2010 , 2011 , 2012

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2010 , 2011 , 2012

Annual Reports: 2010: View (81 KB) 2011: Due 09/01/2011 2012: Due 09/01/2012

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

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2009: 090742 View (PDF) 2009: View (PDF)
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us See Project 10100742
2008: 080742 View (PDF) 2008: View (PDF)
See Project 10100742 See Project 10100742
2007: 070742 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
See Project 10100742 See Project 10100742
2007: 050742 View (PDF) 2007: Not Applicable
2006: View (PDF)
2005: View (PDF)
See Project 10100742 See Project 10100742
2004: 040012 View (PDF) 2004: View (PDF)
See Project 10100742 See Project 10100742
2003: 030012 View (PDF) 2003: View (PDF)
View No datasets
2002: 02012-BAA View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us See Project 030012
2001: 01012-BAA View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
See Project 030012 See Project 030012
2000: 00012-A-BAA Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 030012 See Project 030012
1999: 99012-A-BAA Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 030012 See Project 030012
1998: 98012-A Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 030012 See Project 030012
1997: 97012-BAA Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 030012 See Project 030012
1996: 96012-A Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
View No datasets
1995: 95012 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 030012 See Project 96012-A