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Title: Patterns and Processes of Population Change in Selected Nearshore Vertebrate Predators

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02423

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030423, 2002: 02423-AM, 2001: 01423, 2000: 00423, 1999: 99423

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Bodkin, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Dan Esler

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harlequin Ducks , Sea Otters

Abstract: Sea otters and harlequin ducks have not fully recovered from the oil spill. This project will explore links between oil exposure and the lack of population recovery, with the intent of understanding constraints to recovery of these species and the nearshore environment. In FY 02, sea otter work will include aerial surveys of distribution and abundance and estimates of age-specific survival rates. Harlequin duck field studies will examine the relationship between survival and CYP1A. Captive experiments on harlequin ducks will examine the relationships between oil exposure and CYP1A induction, and metabolic and behavioral consequences of exposure.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Marine Mammals - Sea Otters
Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Marine Mammals - Contaminants
Marine Mammals - Distribution and abundance
Seabirds - Contaminants
Seabirds - Distribution and abundance

Proposal: View PDF (115 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 500

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030423 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
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2002: 02423-AM Not Available 2002: Not Available
View See Project 030423
2001: 01423 View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
See Project 030423 See Project 030423
2000: 00423 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 030423 See Project 030423
1999: 99423 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 030423 See Project 030423