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Defining Ecologically Relevant Sublethal Effects: How do Low Levels of Exposure to Oil and Dispersants Affect Performance and Survival of Larvae of Gulf Nekton?

Implementing Organization

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$657,945

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

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The goal of the proposed project is to address theme III. We will define ecologically relevant outcomes for the response of the early life history stages of GOM fish and invertebrate species to exposures of lethal and sub-lethal levels of oil under conditions that mimic natural scenarios in play during DWH. The objective is to provide a basis for better understanding impacts related to DWH for ecologically and economically important coastal species of nekton.

Contact

Edward Chesney
985 851 2838
echesney@lumcon.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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