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Sampling of Megalopal and Larval Stages of Blue Crabs

Implementing Organization

Tulane University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$130,698

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

The goal of our project is to create a predictive population model for Gulf of Mexico blue crabs and to assess the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on this ecologically and economically important species. The project involves a combination of fieldwork and computer modeling, including the use of a fine-scale spatially-explicit oceanographic model. This project, begun in Nov 2009, was funded last year through an NSF RAPID grant and a small rapidresponse fund from Louisiana SeaGrant.

Contact

Caroline Taylor
504-865-5172
caz@tulane.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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