Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Epipelagic and Large Coastal Sharks and Teleosts of the Gulf of Mexico
Mote Marine Laboratory
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
This project seeks to assess impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the biology of epipelagic and large coastal sharks and teleosts in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Using a targeted approach, we will conduct research cruises to collect blood and tissue samples from specimens both in the known vicinity of the surface oil and subsurface plumes, and in control areas far from the oil.