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Effects of a Major Oil Spill on Nektonic Assemblages of Salt Marshes and Adjacent SAV Habitats in Florida and Alabama

Implementing Organization

Florida Institute of Technology

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$193,561

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

Salt marshes along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama are highly productive ecosystems. They provide critical nursery habitat for a diverse array of fish and shellfish, including commercially important species such as blue crabs, penaeid shrimp, and gray snapper. Other marsh residents are a major food source for commercially fished species.

Contact

Richard B. Aronson
321- 674-8034
raronson@fit.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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