Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Auburn University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Marine Mammals Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The goal of this consortium is to further understand how the toxic effects of oil from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) disaster impacted cetaceans in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Our primary objectives are to: conduct innovative veterinary and/or laboratory studies to address priority scientific questions related to health effects of oil exposure in dolphins that have emerged from prior studies; integrate data from lower taxa to understand the potential indirect effects on dolphins from ecosystem changes that occurred before, during, and after the DWH spill in Gulf of Mexico bays, sounds, and estuaries; fill a critical information gap related to the current health status of dolphins outside of the previously studied bays, sounds, and estuaries following the DWH oil spill; and apply state-of-the-art modeling approaches to synthesize all available data and information from prior and on-going studies, as well as new information from the above objectives, to develop new population recovery trajectories for multiple cetacean stocks.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Chicago Zoological Society, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), San Diego Veterinary Cardiology, Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) Consulting, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Mobile, University of St Andrews


Project ID: 1024
Project Name: Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment (CARMMHA)
SourceUID: 295
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: USA, GBR
State or Province: AL, CA, CT, DC, IL, LA, WA
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Marine Mammals
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Auburn University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Lori Schwacke
Point of Contact – Phone: lori.schwacke@nmmf.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Chicago Zoological Society, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), San Diego Veterinary Cardiology, Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) Consulting, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Mobile, University of St Andrews
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=295
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
Easement Holder Type: None
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): 5098831
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 : 5098831
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0