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The Impact of Crude Oil and the Dispersant Corexit on Three Key Gulf of Mexico Invertebrate Species

Implementing Organization

Florida Atlantic University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$104,374

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 Gulf of Mexico is a major source for the U.S. seafood industry. The impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the seafood industry has already been felt in many regions of the Gulf, not only with respect to mortality of important commercial species, but also due to closures of fishing grounds and oyster beds in anticipation of the potential health impacts on fisherman working in contaminated areas and on consumers of contaminated seafood.

Contact

Susan Laramore
772-242-2525
slaramo1@hboi.fau.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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