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

Implementing Organization

University of South Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$377,310

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

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.

Contact

Kendra Daly
727-553-1041
kdaly@marine.usf.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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