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Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna

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Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)


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Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Environmental Research

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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.


Ruth H. Carmichael
251-861-2141 x 7555
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