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

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98341

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01341-CLO, 2000: 00341, 1999: 99341

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

Assisting Personnel: Margaret Castellini, Steve Trumble

Research Location: Kenai Peninsula

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals

Abstract: This program begins a long-term study that quantifies the impact of feeding controlled fish diets on the health and body condition of harbor seals. Even though health status biomarkers for marine mammals in Prince William Sound were established during field trials, the critical test on how each marker varies in an individual seal fed differing prey diets has not been conducted. The ability to test these markers directly, under controlled conditions, is now available at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This project proposes to conduct those experiments on harbor seals, but the approach would apply to any of the injured top predators, whether bird or mammal.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: View (2,553 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
1999: 99341 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 01341-CLO See Project 01341-CLO