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Distribution, age, and sex composition of sea otter carcasses recovered during the response to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill

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Anthony R. DeGange, and Calvin J. Lensink, 1990, Distribution, age, and sex composition of sea otter carcasses recovered during the response to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill: Biological Report.

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Nearly 900 sea otter (Enhydra lutris) carcasses were recovered in or adjacent to coastal areas affected by the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill. The time of carcass recovery and the condition of carcasses indicate that most oil spill-induced mortality occurred early in the response period. In fact, by 19 May about 70% of the carcasses had been found. The majority of the carcasses (56%) were from Prince William Sound, suggesting that mortality was more acute there than in other geographic areas. Examination of the recovered carcasses indicated that more adult female sea otters were killed by the oil in Prince William Sound and along the Kenai Peninsula than other sex and age cohorts, reflecting greater abundance of adult females in those [...]

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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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