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Title: Effects of Oiled Incubation Substrate on Pink Salmon Reproduction

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02476

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030476, 2001: 01476, 2000: 00476, 1999: 99476

Principal Investigator (PI): Ron Heintz, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Little Port Walter, Baranof Island, Southeast Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon , Sediments

Abstract: Populations are maintained through successful reproduction; this project is designed to determine if exposure to oil impairs pink salmon reproduction. Examination of the ability of the parental generation (P1) to produce offspring (F1) is underway. The P1 was exposed when they incubated in 1998; the F1 incubated in clean water beginning in FY 01. After the F1 emerges in spring 2001, the fish will be marked and released. At the end of FY 02, the released fish will be recovered when they return as mature adults. At that time, the project will measure the ability of the F1 to produce viable offspring (F2). A diminished ability to produce the F2 generation represents a genetic effect transmitted to unexposed generations. Such an effect was demonstrated in similarly treated pink salmon in 1997, but corroborating data do not exist.


Geographic Regions Southeast Alaska
Species Fish - Salmon
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Genetic analysis
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Freshwater – Rivers/Streams
Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Distribution and abundance
Fish - Genetics and stock identification
Fish - Population dynamics

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: View (38 KB)

Final Report: See Project 495

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030476 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
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2001: 01476 View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
See Project 030476 See Project 030476
2000: 00476 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 030476 See Project 030476
1999: 99476 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 030476 See Project 030476