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Pigeon Guillemot Restoration Quarterly Tasks

2008 Quarterly Project Tasks:

1st Quarter Tasks (October 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Enter, analyze, and interpret field data. Conduct laboratory analyses of newly collected mink genetic samples. Prepare for annual Marine Science Symposium

Progress report:

Initial analyses completed.

2nd Quarter Tasks (January 1, 2008 - March 31, 2008)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Attend annual Marine Science Symposium and present results to peer reviewers Trap mink in PWS for tissue samples to conduct genetics analyses (March)

Progress report:

Trapping underway.

3rd Quarter Tasks (April 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008)
Status: Not Applicable

Tasks to be performed:

Set up field camp on Naked Island (Cabin Bay) Census breeding guillemots at Naked Island and nearby islands Collect field data on guillemot nesting success, predation rates by mink, brood size, chick growth rates, diet composition, fledgling mass. Trap mink for genetics samples Conduct laboratory analyses of newly collected mink genetic samples.

Progress report:

Tasks have been completed.

4th Quarter Tasks (July 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Collect field data on guillemot nesting success, predation rates by mink, brood size, chick growth rates, diet composition, fledgling mass. Continue laboratory analyses of previously collected mink genetic samples. Completion of second and final field season of data collection on guillemots nesting on Naked Island

Progress report:

Tasks have been completed.

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