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Impacts from MC252 Oil on Ecologically and Commercially Important Plankton of the Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

Florida Gulf Coast University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$322,531

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

Currently, oil and oil-dispersant mixtures are thought to be occurring at toxic concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in both subsurface plumes and at the sea surface. These toxic water masses are expected to have impacts in the near term and for months to years to come in offshore marine and coastal ecosystems and at multiple trophic levels, especially through impacts to meroplanktonic early life stages.

Contact

Darren Rumbold
239-590-7527
drumbold@fgcu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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