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Title: Surf Scoter Life History and Ecology: Linking Satellite Technology with Traditional Knowledge to Conserve the Resource

Project Year and Number: 1999: 99273

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01273-CLO, 2000: 00273, 1998: 98273

Principal Investigator (PI): Dan Rosenberg, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Doug Hill, Mike Petrula

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Lower Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Subsistence

Abstract: This project will study the life history and ecology of surf scoters that over-winter in or migrate through Prince William Sound and lower Cook Inlet. This information will be integrated with traditional ecological knowledge. Scoter populations in Alaska are declining. Communities in Prince William Sound and lower Cook Inlet harvest scoters for subsistence purposes. Scoters are among the least studied of North American waterfowl and little is known of their life history, ecology, and distribution. Scoters will be marked with surgically implanted satellite transmitters to define the breeding areas, molting areas, and wintering areas. Local participation will be solicited and information will be conveyed to local residents through the Chugach School District and Youth Area Watch project (\210).


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1999

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1999

Annual Report: 1999: View (4,519 KB)

Final Report: See Project 284

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01273-CLO View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
See Project 00273 See Project 00273
2000: 00273 View (PDF) 2000: View (PDF)
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us Scoter Telemetry Dataset
1998: 98273 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 00273 See Project 00273