Biological Impacts of Oil and Dispersants on the Fish Fauna of Deep Waters: Assessing Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Event

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana 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: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Marine fishes face an array of environmental contaminants that may reduce their ability to perform in ecological situations. The effects of factors producing direct mortality in populations, such as fishing, are often easier to quantify than sublethal impacts. The overall objective of this proposal is to determine the toxicity of individual dispersants (e.g., NALCO’s COREXIT 9500) and contaminants including Louisiana Sweet Crude oil and mixtures of dispersants and contaminants on the fish fauna of deep waters.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

Project ID: 109
Project Name: Biological Impacts of Oil and Dispersants on the Fish Fauna of Deep Waters: Assessing Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Event
SourceUID: 78
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
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): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2013
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Donald Baltz
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 225 578 8203
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
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): 249298
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 : 249298
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0