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Title: Harbor Seal Recovery: Effects of Diet on Lipid Metabolism and Health

Project Year and Number: 1999: 99341

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01341-CLO, 2000: 00341, 1998: 98341

Principal Investigator (PI): Mike Castellini, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: Margaret Castellini, Steve Trumble

Research Location: Kenai Peninsula, Seward

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals

Abstract: This project will continue a long-term study to quantify the impact of specific fish diets on the health and body condition of harbor seals. The ability to conduct such investigations under controlled conditions is now available at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This project will establish whether specific diets are nutritionally adequate to maintain seal health. Even though health status biomarkers for marine mammals in Prince William Sound were established during field trials (Project /001), the critical test of how each marker varies in an individual as a result of a specific prey item has not been established. While this project will focus on the issue of harbor seal health, the approach is potentially applicable to any of the injured top predators.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1999

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1999

Annual Report: 1999: View (3,588 KB)

Final Report: See Project 453

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01341-CLO Not Available 2001: Not Available
View No datasets
2000: 00341 Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO
1998: 98341 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO