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An Examination of Pre- and Post-Spill Ichthyoplankton Assemblage Dynamics

Implementing Organization

University of Southern Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$67,781

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

Pelagic marine fish eggs and larvae were highly susceptible to oil spill-related pollution. Because recruitment success is largely determined by survivorship during the early life history stages, increased mortality related to the Deep Water Horizon spill could impact future year classes of marine fishes, including recreationally and commercially important species (e.g., red snapper, gag, Gulf menhaden), as well as ecologically important forage fishes (bay anchovy, striped mullet, Atlantic bumper).

Contact

Frank Hernandez
228-818-8800
frank.hernandez@usm.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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