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