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Title: Harbor Seal Recovery: Effects of Diet on Lipid Metabolism and Health

Project Year and Number: 2001: 01341-CLO

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00341, 1999: 99341, 1998: 98341

Principal Investigator (PI): Mike Castellini, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: Margaret Castellini, Steve Trumble

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals

Abstract: This project will fund the last year of data analysis for a long-term study underway at the Alaska SeaLife Center quantifying the impact of feeding differing fish diets on the health and body condition of harbor seals. Even though health status biomarkers for marine mammals in Prince William Sound were established during field trials (Project /001), this Alaska SeaLife Center component is the critical test of how each marker varies in a seal depending on diet and season. The project will also establish whether specific diets are nutritionally adequate to maintain seal health by monitoring health parameters and measuring assimilation efficiency during feeding trials. While this project focuses on the issue of harbor seal health, the approach is potentially applicable to any of the injured top predators.


Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

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
2000: 00341 Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO
1999: 99341 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO
1998: 98341 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO