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Title: APEX: Assessment of PAH Contamination of Populations of Sand Lance Inhabiting Clean and Oil-Impacted Sediments

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96163-P

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Jack Anderson, Columbia Analytical Services

Assisting Personnel: Jennifer Jones

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, Northern Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Sediments

Abstract: This project uses seabirds as probes of the trophic (foraging) environment of Prince William Sound and compares their reproductive and foraging biologies, including diet, with similar measurements from Cook Inlet, an area with apparently a more suitable food environment. These measurements will be compared with hydroacoustic, aerial, and net sampling of fish to calibrate seabird performance with fish distribution and abundance. This will allow a determination of the extent to which food limits the recovery of seabirds from the oil spill. Historical data from a variety of sources will be used to detect shifts in forage fish abundance and to test hypotheses explaining such shifts.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: View (846 KB)

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available