Florida Atlantic University
Toxic contaminants from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are currently threatening nearby coral reef ecosystems, such as the Florida Keys. Given the ecological and economic importance of coral reefs in Florida and worldwide, understanding the acute and chronic impacts of oil and dispersants on coral health is critical for developing management strategies to reduce or mitigate coral loss. The goal of this project is an integrated assessment of oil and dispersant impacts on Florida’s reef building corals.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩