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Procedures and rationale for marking sea otters captured and treated during the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill

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A.R. DeGange, and T.D. Williams, 1990, Procedures and rationale for marking sea otters captured and treated during the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill: Biological Report.

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Four methods were used for marking sea otters (Enhydra lutris) captured and treated during the response to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill. Colored and numbered flipper tags were placed on each sea otter that was brought to the otter treatment centers. These tags allowed individual recognition and permitted the tracking of individuals through the treatment and holding processes. Recovery of tagged carcasses may provide a crude measure of the fates of rehabilitated otters. Seven sea otters were instrumented with radio transmitters attached to flipper tags as part of a pilot release program. The results of that study were inconclusive. Forty-five sea otters were implanted with radio transmitters as part of a study to assess the fate of [...]

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local-index unknown 70188995
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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.5962/bhl.title.45854
series unknown Biological Report

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citationTypeConference Paper
conferenceSea Otter Symposium: Symposium to evaluate the response effort on behalf of sea otters after the T/V <i>Exxon Valdez</i> oil spill into Prince William Sound
journalBiological Report
languageEnglish
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valueAnchorage, AK

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