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Title: Fatty Acid Profile and Lipid Class Analysis for Estimating Diet Composition and Quality at Different Trophic Levels

Project Year and Number: 1999: 99347

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00347-CLO, 1998: 98347

Principal Investigator (PI): Ron Heintz, NOAA/NMFS Auke Bay Laboratory

Assisting Personnel: Marie Larsen

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Lower Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: This project will begin the systematic development of fatty acid profiles and lipid class analysis to identify diet differences and quality in forage fish and their prey. The spatial and temporal variability of fatty acid profiles in herring, sand lance, and zooplankton will be examined and related to the nutritional condition of these forage fish. The spatial comparisons, which began in FY 98, will provide insight into the energetic differences in forage fish in disparate parts of Prince William Sound. These comparisons are based on samples collected by APEX (Project /163). In FY 99, temporal comparisons will be made, which will provide information on the energetic changes that inevitably occur with seasonal, ontogenetic, and reproductive changes.

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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: See Project 240

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2000: 00347-CLO Not Available 2000: Not Available
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1998: 98347 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
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