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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

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Texas Tech University


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Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Environmental Research

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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.


James A. Carr
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