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Title: Marbled Murrelet Abundance and Breeding Activity at Naked Island, PWS, and Kachemak Bay Before and After EVOS

Project Year and Number: 1989: B06

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1992: B06

Principal Investigator (PI): Kathy Kuletz, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Dennis Marks, Nancy Naslund

Research Location: PWS/KEN

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Marbled Murrelets

Abstract: This study was implemented to assess injury to marbled murrelets from the oil spill. The marbled murrelet population in Prince William Sound has declined from about 300,000 in 1972 to 100,000 in 1989-91. Counts in the Naked Island area in 1989 and 1991 were also lower than counts made from 1978-1980. The length of time between pre-oil surveys and post-oil surveys makes it difficult to determine the contribution of the Exxon Valdez oil spill to this decline.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Ecology

Proposal: View PDF (17 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1989

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1989

Annual Report: 1989: Not Applicable

Final Report: See Project 1315

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1992: B06 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
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