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Title: Census/Seasonal Distribution, Surveys to Determine Distribution and Abundance of Migratory Birds in PWS and the Northern GOA

Project Year and Number: 1989: B02

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1992: B02, 1991: B02, 1990: B02

Principal Investigator (PI): Steve Klosiewski, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Karen Laing

Research Location: PWS/KAP

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres , Marbled Murrelets , Pigeon Guillemot

Abstract: Boat-based surveys for migratory birds and marine mammals in the pelagic and nearshore regions of Prince William Sound were conducted following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Over 120 species of birds and 20 species of mammals have been counted on these surveys. Objectives of the study include: determining distributions, estimating abundances, determining differences in bird and mammal abundances between oiled and un-oiled areas, and determining changes in abundances following the spill.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Prince William Sound
Species Marine Mammals - Sea Otters
Seabirds - Loons, grebes, phalaropes
Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping

Proposal: View PDF (17 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1989

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1989

Annual Report: 1989: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1992: B02 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
See Project B02 See Project B02
1991: B02 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project B02 See Project B02
1990: B02 Not Available 1990: Not Applicable
See Project B02 See Project B02