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Title: Pigeon Guillemot Recovery Monitoring

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94173

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Lindsey Hayes, DOI

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: The Prince William Sound (PWS) pigeon guillemot population has been in decline since the 1970’s, but was heavily impacted by the EVOS. Data from previous studies demonstrates an ongoing decline in the breeding population. Latent effects from the spill may yet be impacting the population because guillemots do not breed until they are three or four years old. Egg and chick predation is a potential factor influencing guillemot reproductive success. A multi-year study at several colonies will be conducted to determine if productivity is limited by food, predation, or oiling. In the first year, diet, foraging behavior, predation rates, egg oiling, and reproductive success will be compared among colonies in different areas of PWS. Relative forage fish abundance will be compared to reproductive parameters.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available