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An intersection model for estimating sea otter mortality along the Kenai Peninsula

Marine mammals and the Exxon Valdez

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T.R. Loughlin

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Abstract

We developed an intersection model to integrate parameters estimated from three distinct data sets that resulted from the Exxon Valdez oil spill: (1) the distribution, amount, and movements of spilled oil; (2) the distribution and abundance of sea otters along the Kenai Peninsula; and (3) the estimates of site-specific sea otter mortality relative to oil exposure from otters captured for rehabilitation and from collected carcasses. In this chapter, we describe the data sets and provide examples of how they can be used in the model to generate acute loss estimates. We also examine the assumptions required for the model and provide suggestions for improving and applying the model.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An intersection model for estimating sea otter mortality along the Kenai Peninsula
Series title:
Marine mammals and the Exxon Valdez
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
Academic Press
Publisher location:
Orlando, FL
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Biological Science Center
Description:
81-95
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Report
Larger Work Title:
Marine mammals and the Exxon Valdez
First page:
81
Last page:
95
Number of Pages:
15