An Examination of Pre- and Post-Spill Ichthyoplankton Assemblage Dynamics

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Southern Mississippi

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

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 Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

Pelagic marine fish eggs and larvae were highly susceptible to oil spill-related pollution. Because recruitment success is largely determined by survivorship during the early life history stages, increased mortality related to the Deep Water Horizon spill could impact future year classes of marine fishes, including recreationally and commercially important species (e.g., red snapper, gag, Gulf menhaden), as well as ecologically important forage fishes (bay anchovy, striped mullet, Atlantic bumper).

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Project ID: 248
Project Name: An Examination of Pre- and Post-Spill Ichthyoplankton Assemblage Dynamics
SourceUID: 5
Latitude: 31.33053909
Longitude: -89.33522583
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
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): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Frank Hernandez
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 228-818-8800
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 67781
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 : 67781
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0