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Title: Sea Otter Recovery Monitoring

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94246

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Brenda Ballachey, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Sea Otters

Abstract: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that between 3,500 and 5,500 sea otters were killed by crude oil in the first months after the EVOS, and that sea otters were still being injured by oil in the environment three years later. Restoration studies in 1993-94 will supply additional information on population size and distribution. This project will monitor the population to assess whether or not there is evidence of recovery and obtain data to evaluate condition of sea otters and possible pathologies that may be contributing to continued injury in the population.


Species Marine Mammals - Sea Otters
Fields of Expertise Ecology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: Not Available

Final Report: Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available