Sampling of Megalopal and Larval Stages of Blue Crabs


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Tulane University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

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

None

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
County:
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: caz@tulane.edu
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
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=179
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