Improving Deepwater Horizon Risk Assessment for Large Pelagic Rays: Global Scale Positioning Via Satellite Telemetry


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Alabama

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: Alabama1

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

Despite their highly mobile nature, large epipelagic rays were likely exposed to crude oil and chemical dispersant Corexit(TM) from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) incident in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Aerial surveyors of the immediately impacted area (i.e. SE Louisiana) reported rays swimming through oiled surface waters shortly after the blowout in spring 2010. This particular time-frame (i.e. season) has been shown to support higher than average densities of rays in this region.

Project Contact

Project Partners

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Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 233
Project Name: Improving Deepwater Horizon Risk Assessment for Large Pelagic Rays: Global Scale Positioning Via Satellite Telemetry
SourceUID: 68
Latitude: 30.69666671
Longitude: -88.18295577
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
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): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of South Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Sean Powers
Point of Contact – Phone: spowers@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2141 x 2284
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=68
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): 66148
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 : 66148
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 3
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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