Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Alaska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Alaska Project

At-Sea Location of Juvenile and First-Year King Eiders, dated Aporil 3, 2008

June 2008 - December 2011


Participating Agencies

  • Biological Resources

The goal of this study is to test the hypothesis that population level effects or changes in fish condition can be described relative to thermal habitat and coastal currents, derived from optical and thermal infrared remote sensing data from the nearshore area of the Beaufort Sea. Several objectives make up this larger goal and need to be accomplished to fulfill the intent of this study: 1) biological sampling of fish; 2) collection of thermal data through remote sensing; and 3) the analysis and synthesis of the biological data with remote sensing data

Research Publications Publication Date
Bentzen, R. L. and A. N. Powell. 2015. Dispersal, movements and site fidelity of post-fledging King Eiders Somateria spectabilis and their attendant females. Ibis 157:133-146. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12217. | Download November 2014
Presentations Presentation Date
Bentzen, R. L. and A. N. Powell. 2014. Dispersal, movements, and site fidelity of post-fledging king eiders and their attending females. 5th International Seaduck Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland September 2014
Powell, A. N. and R. L. Bentzen. 2012. Using satellite telemetry to determine survival and movements of juvenile sea ducks. Microwave Telemetry, Inc. 2012 Avian and Marine Tracking Conference, Columbia, MD. March 2012
Powell, A. N., R. Bentzen, and S. Oppel. 2013. Survival, site use, and fidelity of king eiders: a large, multiple year study. 29 January, North American Duck Symposium, Memphis, TN. January 2013