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Application of Passive Samplers to Monitor PAHs Concentrations in Water, Sediment Porewater, Sediment, and Commercially Important Organisms in the Gulf of Mexico in Order to Quantify Site-Specific, Chronic Damages to the Natural Resources

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Johns Hopkins University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Environmental Research

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The proposed research is designed to contribute to the major research theme: 'Environmental effects of the petroleum/dispersant system on the sea floor, water column, coastal waters, beach sediments, wetlands, marshes, and organisms; and the science of ecosystem recovery'. The research team consists of three institutions: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, FL), and the National Aquarium Conservation Center (NACC) (Baltimore, MD).


Edward J. Bouwer
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