Understanding the Parts of the Ecosystem: Fish, Wildlife, and Other Projects
Along with ecosystem-wide projects, numerous targeted studies have also yielded significant new information about species impacted by the spill and management tools. For example, before the spill, long-term killer whale datasets were from studies of whales in British Columbia, Canada. As a result of Trustee Council funding, we now know more about Prince William Sound and Gulf of Alaska killer whales than other populations, including how they bioaccumulate toxins. Targeted studies have also resulted in a dramatic increase in knowledge about sea otters, sea ducks, and other species.
The following is a list of some of the more recent efforts and other noteworthy projects: