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Title: Common Murre Monitoring in the Barren Islands

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93049

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Dave Roseneau, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: Vernon Boyd, Arthur Kettle

Research Location: Kodiak Island

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres

Abstract: Following the EVOS, the common murre population dramatically declined in the western Gulf of Alaska area. In addition to reduced population, timing of breeding activities was delayed at the Barren Islands murre colonies. Production of chicks was almost zero in both 1989 and 1990. Data indicates that murre numbers have remained depressed since the EVOS.

This project plans to count murres at breeding colonies in the Barren Islands and determine the timing of nesting events and reproductive success to evaluate recovery following the EVOS. Data will be compared with previous information from the Barren Islands and other colonies.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Ecology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1993

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993

Annual Report: 1993: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available