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Measuring Direct and Indirect Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Low Salinity Fauna

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Auburn University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Environmental Research

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Estuaries such as are present along Alabama's coastline represent important mixing zones for marine and fresh waters, typically containing extremely diverse species assemblages and providing critical nursery habitats for a wide variety of aquatic fauna. These areas can provide habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates during their larval and juvenile stages, with some that are commercially valuable (e.g., menhaden, drums and croakers, flounders, blue crabs, shrimp, etc.) entering estuaries as larvae or post larvae.


Dennis DeVries
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