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
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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Funding Detail For: 1999
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1999
Annual Report: 1999: Not Available
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Publications from this Project: None Available