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Characterizing Gulf Sturgeon Spawning Habitat, Habitat Use and Origins of Juvenile Sturgeon in the Pearl and Pascagoula River Systems

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; US Department of the Interior


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

This project will provide data for targeted restoration activities of Gulf sturgeon in the Pearl and Pascagoula River systems and is designed to support the selection of priority restoration projects that target spawning habitat and/or spawning habitat enhancement. Data collected will include the location and extent of essential spawning habitat, patterns of accessibility and use of this habitat by adult Gulf sturgeon, and origins of juvenile sturgeon.


Kate Healy
(251) 517-8010
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