Title: Responses of River Otters to Oil Contamination: A Controlled Study of Biological Stress Markers
Project Year and Number: 1998: 98348
Principal Investigator (PI): Merav Ben-David, University of Wyoming
Research Location: Seward
Restoration Category: Research
Injured Resources Addressed: River Otters
Abstract: This project will explore the effects of oil contamination on physiological and behavioral responses in river otters experimentally. Fifteen captive otters will be exposed to two levels of oil contamination under controlled conditions in captivity. Samples of blood, tissues, and feces will be collected for analysis of biomarkers and immunological examinations.
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Funding Detail For: 1998
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998
Annual Report: 1998: Not Available
Final Report: See Project 567
Publications from this Project:
Ben-David, M.; Blundell, G. M., and Blake, J. E. Post-release survival of river otters: effects of exposure to crude oil and captivity. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2002; 66(4):1208-1223.
Ben-David, M.; Bowyer, R. T., and Faro, J. B. Niche separation by mink and river otters: coexistence in a marine environment. Oikos. 1996; 75:41-48. Find it
Ben-David M.; Duffy, L. K., and Bowyer, R. T. Biomarker responses in river otters experimentally exposed to oil contamination. Journal of Wildlife Diseases . 2001; 37(3):489-508. Find it
Ben-David, M.; Kondratyuk, T.; Woodin, B. R.; Snyder, P. W., and Stegeman, J. J. Induction of cytochrome P450 1A1 expression in captive river otters fed Prudhoe Bay crude oil: evaluation by immunohistochemistry and quantitative RT-PCR. Biomarkers. 2001; 6(3):218-235. Find it
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|2000: 00348-CLO||Not Available||
||See Project 99348||See Project 99348|
|1999: 99348||Not Available||