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Title: River Otters and Fishes in the Nearshore Environment: A Synthesis

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02593

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Stephen Jewett, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: Merav Ben-David, Gail Blundell

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: River Otters

Abstract: This project will integrate data collected on river otters and fishes in Prince William Sound through efforts of the NVP/025 (Nearshore Vertebrate Predator), APEX/163 (Alaska Predator Ecosystem Experiment), and SEA/320 (Sound Ecosystem Assessment) projects. Social organization and population dynamics of river otters, specialized fish-predators, are dependent on abundance and availability of fishes. This project will test the dependence of sociality in river otters on the availability of schooling fishes and evaluate the relation between the spatial and temporal distribution of fishes and those of river otter groups.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Marine Mammals - River Otters
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Freshwater – Rivers/Streams
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Predator-prey interactions
Marine Mammals - Predator-prey interactions

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available