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Title: Effects of Oiled Incubation Substrate on Survival and Straying of Wild Pink Salmon

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98076

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1997: 97076, 1996: 96076, 1995: 95076

Principal Investigator (PI): Alex Wertheimer, NOAA/NMFS Auke Bay Laboratory

Assisting Personnel: Robert Bradshaw, Adrian Celewycz, Ron Heintz, Jacek Maselko, Jeep Rice, John Thedinga

Research Location: All Spill Affected Areas

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon

Abstract: This project examines the effects of oil exposure during embryonic development on the straying, marine survival, and gamete viability of pink salmon. The objectives are to conduct a related series of controlled experiments on straying of pink salmon to determine the role of oil and other factors so that field studies of straying in Prince William Sound after the oil spill can be interpreted; to determine if the return rate of pink salmon to adult is reduced when they have been exposed to oiled gravel during embryonic development; and to continue investigations into whether such exposure causes heritable damage to reproductive fitness of pink salmon.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1997: 97076 Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 98076 See Project 98076
1996: 96076 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 98076 See Project 98076
1995: 95076 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 98076 See Project 98076