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Does the 'Priming Effect' Caused by the DWH Oil-spill Result in Increased Microbial and Zooplankton Consumption of Labile and Refractory Dissolved Organic Carbon? Phase II

Implementing Organization

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$274,783

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

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecedented in the magnitude and extent of oil released into the water column. Regular two-week monitoring by the Fisheries Oceanography of Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) program as part of BP NGI Phase I funding, documented marked changes in labile carbon (C) pools, and in microbial and zooplanktonic processes in response to the presence of oil in coastal waters of Alabama.

Contact

Robert Condon
251-861-2141
rcondon@disl.org
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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