Title: Long-Term Monitoring of Harbor Seal Populations: Development of an Experimental Design
Project Year and Number: 2000: 00509
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None
Principal Investigator (PI): Milo Adkison, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Research Location: All Spill Affected Areas
Restoration Category: Monitoring
Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals
Abstract: This project will develop an experimental design for a long-term monitoring program of harbor seal populations in the spill area. Current monitoring programs include aerial population trend and abundance surveys, and land-based counts at a key index site (Tugidak Island). These current monitoring programs will be evaluated based on sampling design, accuracy and precision, and their application to the management and conservation needs of harbor seals. Revisions to the methodology of current programs will be made based on new research results concerning stock structure, population trends, and life history characteristics, and advances in marine mammal survey and abundance assessment.
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Funding Detail For: 2000
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2000
Annual Report: 2000: Not Available
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Publications from this Project: None Available