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


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Central Florida

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 States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Marine Mammals

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Michigan State University, Mote Marine Laboratory


Project ID: 204
Project Name: Impacts of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill on Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin Populations in the West Florida Panhandle
SourceUID: 55
Latitude: 28.60242242
Longitude: -81.20005805
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, MI
County: Y
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): Marine Mammals
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of Central Florida
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Graham Worthy
Point of Contact – Phone: Graham.Worthy@ucf.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 407-823-4701
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Michigan State University, Mote Marine Laboratory
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=55
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): 204386
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 : 204386
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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