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Characterizing cryptic mortality in Gulf of Mexico reef fish: Evaluating the nature and extent of depredation

Implementing Organization

Mississippi State University


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Funding Program

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


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

The project team plans to describe the extent of depredation, or the removal of captured fish by non-target species before the fish can be retrieved by a fishing vessel, in the Gulf of Mexico to improve reef fish stock assessments.


J. Marcus Drymon
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Project Partners

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Affiliated Institutions


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