Genetic Implications of Relocating Loggerhead Sea Turtle Eggs from the Alabama Coast in Response to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Samford 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: Alabama1

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 Sea Turtles

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in a wide variety of unprecedented responses implemented in an attempt to lessen the impact on ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico. One such measure was a decision by the National Oceanic and AtmospheriC Association (NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to relocate all loggerhead sea turtle eggs from the beaches in Alabama and the Florida panhandle (detailed on NOAA web site at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prlhealthloilspill.htm).

Project Contact

Project Partners

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Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 176
Project Name: Genetic Implications of Relocating Loggerhead Sea Turtle Eggs from the Alabama Coast in Response to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 65
Latitude: 33.46308261
Longitude: -86.79042013
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Jefferson
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Samford University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Jennifer Layton
Point of Contact – Phone: jlayton@samford.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 205-726-2568
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=65
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 87400
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 : 87400
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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