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Title: Effects of EVOS on Murres: A Perspective from Observations at Breeding Colonies

Project Year and Number: 1989: B03

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1992: B03, 1991: B03, 1990: B03

Principal Investigator (PI): David Nysewander, Washington Deptartment of Fish & Wildlife

Assisting Personnel: Vernon Byrd, Crispin Dippel, Eric Knudtson

Research Location: PWS/KEN

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Common Murres

Abstract: Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, seabird colonies in Prince William Sound and other areas westward along the spill trajectory were surveyed to determine the immediate effects of the spill. Cliff-nesting species such as the black-legged kittiwake and common and thick-billed murres were the primary emphasis of the 1989-90 censuses. Timing of egg laying and productivity were also noted for each of these species. In 1990 and 1991, the major effort was placed on replicate counts of murres in those areas that showed the most drastic changes relative to historical data. Study objectives included comparison of pre- and post-spill numbers of breeding colony seabirds within the oiled area and comparison of reproductive chronology and productivity for murres in oiled areas.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology

Proposal: View PDF (18 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1989

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1989

Annual Report: 1989: Not Applicable

Final Report: See Project 1311

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1992: B03 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
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1991: B03 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project B03 See Project B03
1990: B03 Not Available 1990: Not Applicable
See Project B03 See Project B03