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Impacts of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill on Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin Populations in the West Florida Panhandle

Implementing Organization

University of Central Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$204,386

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

As apex predators, bottlenose dolphins serve as key sentinel species for monitoring ocean and human health. Their positions in oceanic and coastal ecosystems emphasize their relevance for monitoring the potential impacts of oil and oil dispersants on these fragile systems over both the short term and long term.

Contact

Graham Worthy
407-823-4701
Graham.Worthy@ucf.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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