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Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Releases on the Functional Integrity of Salt Marshes and Seagrass Meadows and Associated Fauna

Implementing Organization

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$74,750

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

Seagrasses and salt marsh species are an ecologically important group of plants that provide critical habitat for ecologically and economically important finfish and shellfish, exceptionally high rates of primary production, filtration of waters running off the land, sequestration of significant amounts of carbon, and sediment stabilization for shallow coastal waters.

Contact

Kenneth L. Heck
251-861-2141 x 2284
kheck@disl.org
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

marineecologylab.disl.org/projects.htm

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