The impact of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the vertebrate stress response

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mast Academy High School

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: Florida

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Fish / Fish Habitats Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project proposes to elucidate the mechanism(s) by which exposure to DWH oil may be interfering with the marine vertebrate stress response and determining the trajectory of recovery. The central hypothesis of this proposal is that there are multiple pathways by which PAHs found in DWH oil may disrupt the marine vertebrate stress response, due to the complexity of both the stress response and the oil mixture, and that recovery will be pathway-dependent.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

University of Miami

Project ID: 1032
Project Name: The impact of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the vertebrate stress response
SourceUID: 303
Latitude: 0
Longitude: 0
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Mast Academy High School
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: M. Danielle McDonald
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Miami
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): 541657
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 : 541657
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0