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Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling - Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$59,653

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

We will collect monthly samples from the Barataria and Lake Pontchartrain estuaries and one offshore station, from January to June, 2011, (a) to make comparisons with the long-term data record (+10 years), (b) to assess if the Deepwater Horizon oil 'spill' significantly affected water quality, and (c) to address the health of the ecosystem(s).Our primary focus is on dissolved nutrients, phytoplankton, microbes, and oil; importantly, we also collect water samples for others as time and space allows - thus continuing our indirect participation with others.

Contact

R. Eugene Turner
225-578-6454
euturne@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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