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Sampling for Reproductive and Developmental Recovery in Fish from the Gulf of Mexico One Year after Exposure to BP Oil/Dispersants

Implementing Organization

Texas Tech University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$115,000

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

Sampling of adult, larval, and embryonic gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) from contaminated sites in southern Barataria bay and control sites in Texas. Sampling of water, soil and sediment from study sites. Processing and storing of tissues for histopathology, hormone analysis, gene expression analysis, and deep sequencing of microbial flora. Processing and storage of soil, water and sediment samples for DOSS analysis. Rearing of fish from contaminated and reference sites for determination of neoplasms.

Contact

James A. Carr
806-742-2724
james.carr@ttu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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