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Distribution and relative abundance of sea otters in south-central and south-western Alaska before or at the time of the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill

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Anthony R. DeGange, Daniel H. Monson, David B. Irons, C.M. Robbins, and David C. Douglas, 1990, Distribution and relative abundance of sea otters in south-central and south-western Alaska before or at the time of the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill: Biological Report.

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Surveys of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) conducted before, immediately after, or at the time of the TA^ Exxon Valdez oil spill were used to guide otter capture efforts and assess the immediate effects of the spill. Shoreline counts (by boat) of sea otters in Prince William Sound in 1984 suggested that a minimum of 4,500 sea otters inhabited nearshore waters of Prince William Sound. Areas of highest density within the western portion of Prince William Sound included the Bainbridge Island area, Montague Island, Green Island, and Port Wells. About 1,330 sea otters were counted from helicopters along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula. Highest densities of sea otters were found along the western end of the Kenai Peninsula. At Kodiak Island, [...]

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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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