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Title: Nearshore Synthesis - Harlequin Duck Sampling

Project Year and Number: 2011: 11100808

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Dan Esler

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: As part of EVOSTC restoration project 070808, harlequin ducks (along with other nearshore vertebrates) were examined for lingering exposure to residual Exxon Valdez oil. This work determined that harlequin ducks in oiled areas of PWS continued to show biomarker evidence of elevation of cytochrome P4501A through 2009, which was interpreted to indicate exposure to Exxon Valdez oil up to 20 years after the spill (Esler et al. 2010). In this amendment, I am requesting additional funding to replicate the harlequin duck sampling in March 2011 and conduct laboratory analyses, to continue to track the timeline over which exposure is indicated. This information will be used to gauge the status of recovery of harlequin ducks from the 1989 spill.

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Proposal: View PDF (15 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2011

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2011

Annual Report: 2011: View (33 KB)

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available