Sampling of Megalopal and Larval Stages of Blue Crabs

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Tulane University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-III: Bridge Grant

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
Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

The goal of our project is to create a predictive population model for Gulf of Mexico blue crabs and to assess the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on this ecologically and economically important species. The project involves a combination of fieldwork and computer modeling, including the use of a fine-scale spatially-explicit oceanographic model. This project, begun in Nov 2009, was funded last year through an NSF RAPID grant and a small rapidresponse fund from Louisiana SeaGrant.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), EPA Gulf Breeze Laboratory, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Project ID: 194
Project Name: Sampling of Megalopal and Larval Stages of Blue Crabs
SourceUID: 179
Latitude: 29.941011
Longitude: -90.11969806
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, LA, TX
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): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Tulane University
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Caroline Taylor
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 504-865-5172
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), EPA Gulf Breeze Laboratory, Texas A&M University at Galveston
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): 130698
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-III: Bridge Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 130698
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB