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Baseline for Impact Assessment of Zooplankton and Imaging Oil Droplet Detection on the West Florida Shelf

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University of South Florida


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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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

We propose to conduct a one year baseline study to assess the monthly abundance and distribution of zooplankton along two transects on the West Florida Shelf as a basis for long term monitoring. Zooplankton are a critical component of marine ecosystems, given their role in biogeochemical cycles and as a food source for commercially important fishes and other upper trophic level predators.


Kendra Daly
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