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Alabama Artificial Reef and Habitat Enhancement

Implementing Organization

Alabama Department of Marine Resources

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$12,525,400

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Corals/Coral Reefs

Project Description

Habitat enhancement projects ranging from revitalizing degraded reefs in the upper estuary to creating new reef habitat along the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Alabama is needed. Extensive research will be conducted to monitor the biological succession; temporal/spatial patterns of habitat utilization; and evaluate the structural integrity, durability, and stability of the enhancement projects following the construction of the inshore, nearshore, and offshore projects.

Contact

Chris Blankenship
251-861-2882
chris.blankenship@dcnr.alabama.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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