Impacts from MC252 Oil on Ecologically and Commercially Important Plankton of the Gulf of Mexico
Florida Gulf Coast University
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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.