Analyses of the Effects of Crude Oil on Increased Disease Susceptibility and Physiological Responses of Selected Gulf of Mexico Fishes


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research
Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Oil exposure has been associated with devastating infectious disease outbreaks in wild populations of fish. The links between these outbreaks and the oil exposure are circumstantial but they suggest an associated perturbation of fishes’ immune systems. In Phase 1 of our research we validated the use of the flowcytometer as a high-throughput, sensitive method for evaluating fish immune cell profiles. We sampled oil-exposed alligator gar and killifish near Terrebonne Bay in August.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Nicholls State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Project ID: 167
Project Name: Analyses of the Effects of Crude Oil on Increased Disease Susceptibility and Physiological Responses of Selected Gulf of Mexico Fishes
SourceUID: 144
Latitude: 33.46483563
Longitude: -88.79588359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, LA, MS
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Mississippi State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Lora Petrie-Hanson
Point of Contact – Phone: lora@cvm.msstate.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 662-325-1291
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Nicholls State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=144
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 250000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 250000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB