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Title: Population, Reproduction, and Foraging of Pigeon Guillemots at Naked Island, Alaska, Before and After EVOS

Project Year and Number: 1989: B09

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1992: B09

Principal Investigator (PI): Karen Oakley, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: Kathy Kuletz

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the pigeon guillemot population of Naked, Peak, and Storey islands, located in the center of Prince William Sound, was studied to determine the effects of the spill. The guillemot population has been previously studied, thus pre-spill data was available for comparison. The objectives of the study include: determine if the total number of guillemots attending the colonies following the oil spill were significantly different; monitor nesting success and chick growth rates; monitor abundance and type of prey fed to chicks; determine if petroleum hydrocarbons were present in adults, unhatched eggs, dead chicks, and prey items; and identify potential restoration strategies.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Technological Methods Tissue sampling/biopsy

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 1317

Publications from this Project: None Available

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1992: B09 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
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