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Title: Synthesis of the Toxicological and Epidemiological Impacts of the Oil Spill on Pacific Herring

Project Year and Number: 1999: 99328

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Mark Carls, NOAA/NMFS Auke Bay Laboratory

Assisting Personnel: JoEllen Hose, Gary Marty

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: This project will synthesize results of toxicological and epidemiological damage to Pacific herring (but not the ecological research still in progress), and compare Trustee-sponsored conclusions to those of Exxon investigators. EVOS researchers concluded that exposure to oil caused egg mortality, morphological and cytogenetic abnormalities, reduced growth, and immunosuppression in adults, but that effects on the population level were unknown. Exxon investigators concluded that the spill had a minor impact on herring eggs, and that the population did not decrease. A monograph for publication will be prepared and presented at the 10 Years After symposium.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1999

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1999

Annual Report: 1999: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available