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Title: Harbor Seal Recovery: Effects of Diet on Lipid Metabolism and Health

Project Year and Number: 2000: 00341

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01341-CLO, 1999: 99341, 1998: 98341

Principal Investigator (PI): Mike Castellini, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: Margaret Castellini, Steve Trumble

Research Location: Kenai Peninsula, Seward

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals

Abstract: This project will continue a long-term study currently underway at the Alaska SeaLife Center to quantify the impact of specific fish diets on the health and body condition of harbor seals. Even though health status biomarkers for marine mammals in Prince William Sound were established during field trials (Project /001), the critical test of how markers vary in an individual as a result of eating specific prey has not been conducted. The project will also establish whether specific diets are nutritionally adequate to maintain seal health by monitoring health parameters and measuring assimilation efficiency during feeding trials. While this project will focus on harbor seal health, the approach is applicable to other injured top predators.

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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: See Project 453

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01341-CLO Not Available 2001: Not Available
View No datasets
1999: 99341 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO
1998: 98341 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO