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

Implementing Organization

Auburn University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$86,250

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

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.

Contact

Dennis DeVries
334-844-9332
devridr@auburn.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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