Defining Ecologically Relevant Sublethal Effects: How do Low Levels of Exposure to Oil and Dispersants Affect Performance and Survival of Larvae of Gulf Nekton?
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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.