Title: Effects of EVOS on Black Oystercatcher Breeding in Prince William Sound
Project Year and Number: 1989: B12
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1992: B12
Principal Investigator (PI): Brad Andres, DOI
Assisting Personnel: None
Research Location: Prince William Sound
Restoration Category: Damage Assessment
Injured Resources Addressed: Black Oystercatchers
Abstract: This study was divided into two parts. The first part was to estimate the number of spring migrant shorebirds using oilaffected portions of the Prince William Sound. Objectives included: estimate the amount of time shorebirds are exposed and number of shorebirds of each species exposed to contaminated beaches; estimate proportion of migrants contaminated; test for differences in feeding behavior; collect tissue samples for analysis and identify contamination pathways in the food chain; and determine nesting success of black turnstones.
Part two of the study dealt with black oystercatchers. The objectives of this research were to: 1) determine the effects of oiling on the reproductive success of oystercatchers; 2) determine habitat requirements of breeding oystercatchers; and 3) explore how the feeding strategy of oystercatchers may affect populations of invertebrate prey species.
Prince William Sound
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Funding Detail For: 1989
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1989
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Annual Report: 1989: Not Applicable
Final Report: See Project 1321
Publications from this Project: None Available
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