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Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna

Implementing Organization

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$272,700

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

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.

Contact

Ruth H. Carmichael
251-861-2141 x 7555
rcarmichael@disl.org
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

oil.disl.org/dislOSRresearch.php

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