Sampling for Reproductive and Developmental Recovery in Fish from the Gulf of Mexico One Year after Exposure to BP Oil/Dispersants


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas Tech 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: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Sampling of adult, larval, and embryonic gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) from contaminated sites in southern Barataria bay and control sites in Texas. Sampling of water, soil and sediment from study sites. Processing and storing of tissues for histopathology, hormone analysis, gene expression analysis, and deep sequencing of microbial flora. Processing and storage of soil, water and sediment samples for DOSS analysis. Rearing of fish from contaminated and reference sites for determination of neoplasms.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Tulane University, University of New Orleans


Project ID: 181
Project Name: Sampling for Reproductive and Developmental Recovery in Fish from the Gulf of Mexico One Year after Exposure to BP Oil/Dispersants
SourceUID: 165
Latitude: 33.58759341
Longitude: -101.8918202
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
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): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Texas Tech University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: James A. Carr
Point of Contact – Phone: james.carr@ttu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 806-742-2724
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Tulane University, University of New Orleans
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=165
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): 115000
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 : 115000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0