Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
The most productive oyster reef and many areas historically productive for oysters, blue crabs (and other macroinvertebrates), and finfish on the Alabama coast were exposed or potentially exposed to oil for several weeks during the active spilling of oil from the Deep Water Horizon rig. These resources may continue to be exposed to oil, oil-derived substances of various forms, and chemical dispersants after the initial oil spill.