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Title: Field Examination of Oil-Related Embryo Mortalities that Persist in Pink Salmon Populations in PWS

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98191-A1

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1999: 99191-A-CLO, 1997: 97191-A2, 1997: 97191-A1, 1997: 97191-A, 1996: 96191-B, 1996: 96191-A1, 1996: 96191-A, 1995: 95191-B, 1995: 95191-A2, 1995: 95191-A1, 1995: 95191-A, 1995: 95191, 1994: 94191-2, 1994: 94191-1, 1993: 93003, 1992: FS02, 1991: FS02, 1990: FS02, 1989: FS02

Principal Investigator (PI): Andrew Craig

Assisting Personnel: Brian Bue, David Evans, Mark Willette

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon

Abstract: Elevated embryo mortalities were detected in populations of pink salmon inhabiting oiled streams following the oil spill. These increased rates of mortality persisted annually through the 1993 field season, suggesting that genetic damage may have occurred as a result of exposure to oil during early developmental life-stages. The consequences of this putative genetic damage include physiological dysfunction of individuals and reduced reproductive capacity of populations. The 1994, 1995, and 1996 field results show no statistical difference in embryo mortality between oil-contaminated and reference streams. In FY 98, this project will continue to monitor the recovery of pink salmon embryos in the field. If there is again no difference in embryo mortality between oil-contaminated and reference streams, this project will be closed out in FY 99.


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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
1999: 99191-A-CLO Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1997: 97191-A2 Not Available 1997: Not Available
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1997: 97191-A1 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1997: 97191-A Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1996: 96191-B Not Available 1996: Not Available
See Project 97191-A2 See Project 97191-A2
1996: 96191-A1 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1996: 96191-A Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1995: 95191-B Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 97191-A2 See Project 97191-A2
1995: 95191-A2 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 97191-A2 See Project 97191-A2
1995: 95191-A1 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
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1995: 95191-A Not Available 1995: Not Available
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1995: 95191 Not Available 1995: Not Available
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1994: 94191-2 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 97191-A2 See Project 97191-A2
1994: 94191-1 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 98191-A1 See Project 98191-A1
1993: 93003 View (PDF) 1993: Not Applicable
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1992: FS02 View (PDF) 1992: Not Applicable
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1991: FS02 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project FS02 See Project FS02
1990: FS02 Not Available 1990: Not Applicable
See Project FS02 See Project FS02
1989: FS02 Not Available 1989: Not Applicable
See Project FS02 See Project FS02