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

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02423-AM

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

Principal Investigator (PI): Shannon Atkinson, Alaska SeaLife Center

Assisting Personnel: Dan Esler, Tuula Hollmen, Pam Tuomi

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harlequin Ducks

Abstract: The harlequin ducks collected under Project 02423, and being held in captivity at the Alaska SeaLife Center, have contracted a virus that has rendered them unreleasable. These additional funds will allow additional information to be collected on these ducks during their lifespan. A refined reovirus study will take place at the national Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin. A feeding trial to determine the role of Vitamins K and E in a severe coagulopahty that was observed in several of the ducks will be conducted at the Alaska SeaLife Center. A third study will assess stress in the ducks based on adrenal corticoid output--this study will be supported by UAF Wildlife Analytical Services at no cost to the Trustee Council. Four publications are anticipated from this additional work.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Species Specific Research Issues Seabirds - Disease

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

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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 View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
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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