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Food Web Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Alabama Waterfowl

Implementing Organization

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$199,223

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

Waterfowl populations in coastal Alabama have exhibited a marked decrease from once bountiful historic levels. The April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, and the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons that ensued, represents a large-scale disturbance with the potential to devastate these already depleted populations.

Contact

Charles W. Martin
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