University of Southern Mississippi
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011
In order to assess impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coastal fisheries we will look at both short-term and medium-term effects on individual fish in two species. We will then use the information obtained to model the population-wide effects. To assess short-term effects of the oil spill, two estuarine fish species:; Cynoscion nebulosus (spotted seatrout) and Sciaenops ocellatus (red drum) were collected in 2010 at four locations along the Mississippi and Louisiana coast that received oil inflow.