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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.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: View PDF (18 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1989

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1989

Other materials associated with this project: View

Annual Report: 1989: Not Applicable

Final Report: See Project 1321

Publications from this Project: None Available

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1992: B12 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
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