The Assessment of Hydrocarbon and Hydrocarbon Dispersants Impacts on Embryos of Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes Pugio)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Jacksonville State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

Grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) are an important species from an ecological perspective because they serve as a link for energy transfer between trophic levels in the coastal food web. Grass shrimp are predators of meiofauna and small infaunal polychaetes, oligochaetes and nematodes. Grass shrimp are also consumed in large quantities by commercially important fishes and forage species, including spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus).

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Project ID: 101
Project Name: The Assessment of Hydrocarbon and Hydrocarbon Dispersants Impacts on Embryos of Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes Pugio)
SourceUID: 70
Latitude: 33.82314082
Longitude: -85.76634262
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Calhoun
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Jacksonville State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: James Rayburn
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 256-782-5803
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 74750
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 74750
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0