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Title: Were Pink Salmon Embryo Studies in PWS Biased?

Project Year and Number: 2001: 01492

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2002: 02492

Principal Investigator (PI): John Thedinga, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Mark Carls, Ron Heintz, Jacek Maselko, Jeep Rice, Robert Thomas

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Little Port Walter

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon

Abstract: Effects of the oil spill on wild pink salmon embryo survival in Prince William Sound are disputed among government- and industry-sponsored researchers. Exxon contends that the government's conclusions that reduced embryo viability in oiled streams was caused by persistent oil contamination were biased because sampling times were earlier in oiled streams than in reference streams. This project will perform a combination of retrospective and experimental studies to determine if estimates of pink salmon embryo survival were accurate or biased by conducting a historical review of past sampling procedures and experimentally determining the ability to discriminate eggs killed by sampling (shock mortality) and previously dead eggs.


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Funding Detail For: 2001

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2001

Annual Report: 2001: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2002: 02492 View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
See Project 01492 See Project 01492