Oil Spill Impacts on Food Webs of Barrier Islands: Critical Sampling of Florida Beaches
University of South Florida
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
Our work plan calls for two sampling trips to Panhandle oiled beaches and beaches along the central SW FL coast in July and August 2011 to collect data on: ghost crab burrow abundance and size, wrack abundance and composition, and swash zone invertebrates from sediment cores. Additionally, ghost crabs will be collected for measurement and stored for possible use in future stable isotope analyses or for assessment of tissue contaminants.