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Trends and drivers of faunal abundance in the offshore Gulf of Mexico: narrowing the largest data gap in the GulfΓÇÖs large marine ecosystem

Implementing Organization

Nova Southeastern University (NSU)


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Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 4: NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program


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Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

The deep-pelagic habitat in the Gulf of Mexico is one of four ΓÇÿhyperdiverseΓÇÖ deep-pelagic ecoregions on Earth. It is also the largest and least known habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. This project uses midwater nets and acoustics (i.e. sound waves) to s


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Project Partners

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA National Systematics Laboratory

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