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Title: APEX: Alaska Predator Ecosystem Experiment in PWS and the GOA

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02163

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01163-CLO, 2000: 00163, 1999: 99163, 1998: 98163, 1997: 97163, 1996: 96163, 1995: 95163, 1994: 94163

Principal Investigator (PI): David Duffy, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, Northern Gulf of Alaska

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Harbor Seals , Marbled Murrelets , Pacific Herring , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: This project will fund a third closeout year for Project /163, which used seabirds as probes of the trophic (foraging) environment of Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, comparing their reproductive and foraging biologies, including diet. These measurements were compared with hydroacoustic, aerial, and net sampling of fish to calibrate seabird performance with fish distribution and abundance. This allowed a determination that food played a major role in limiting the recovery of seabirds from the oil spill. In FY 02, the project leader will prepare a semi-popular account of the results and implications of the project.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Gulf of Alaska
Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Bio-Energetics
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Acoustics/hydroacoustics
Tissue sampling/biopsy
Professional Activity Data Synthesis/Visualization
Ecosystems Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Seabirds - Distribution and abundance
Seabirds - Foraging ecology

Proposal: View PDF (83 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

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

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01163-CLO View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
See Project 02163 See Project 02163
2000: 00163 Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 02163 See Project 02163
1999: 99163 Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 02163 See Project 02163
1998: 98163 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 02163 See Project 02163
1997: 97163 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
View No datasets
1996: 96163 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 97163 See Project 97163
1995: 95163 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 97163 See Project 97163
1994: 94163 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 97163 See Project 97163