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Oil Spill Impacts on Food Webs of Barrier Islands: Critical Sampling of Florida Beaches

Implementing Organization

University of South Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$49,296

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

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.

Contact

Susan Bell
813-974-6229
sbell@usf.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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