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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

Assisting Personnel: Terry Quinn, Bob Small

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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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