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Title: Fatty Acid Profile and Lipid Class Analysis for Estimating Diet Composition and Quality at Different Trophic Levels

Project Year and Number: 2000: 00347-CLO

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1999: 99347, 1998: 98347

Principal Investigator (PI): Ron Heintz, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Marie Larsen

Research Location: Prince William Sound, lower Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: This is the closeout for the project which began the systematic development of fatty acid profiles and lipid class analysis to identify diet differences and quality in forage fish and their prey. Specifically, the spatial and temporal variability of fatty acid profiles in herring, sand lance, and zooplankton was examined and related to the nutritional condition of these forage fish. In FY 98, the spatial comparisons, which provided insight into the energetic differences in forage fish in disparate parts of Prince William Sound, were conducted. In FY 99, temporal comparisons which will provide information on the energetic changes that inevitably occur with seasonal, ontogenetic, and reproductive changes will be conducted. All these comparisons are based on samples collected by APEX (Project /163) investigators. In FY00, closeout will entail a statistical analysis and report on the spatial, temporal, and ontogenetic variation of data.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2000

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2000

Annual Report: 2000: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1999: 99347 Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 00347-CLO See Project 00347-CLO
1998: 98347 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 00347-CLO See Project 00347-CLO