Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

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 Nearshore / Littoral Zone Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

The most productive oyster reef and many areas historically productive for oysters, blue crabs (and other macroinvertebrates), and finfish on the Alabama coast were exposed or potentially exposed to oil for several weeks during the active spilling of oil from the Deep Water Horizon rig. These resources may continue to be exposed to oil, oil-derived substances of various forms, and chemical dispersants after the initial oil spill.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Auburn University, The University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of New Mexico, University of South Alabama

Project ID: 71
Project Name: Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna
SourceUID: 27
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, NM
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): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Ruth H. Carmichael
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2141 x 7555
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Auburn University, The University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of New Mexico, University of South Alabama
Project Comments:
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): 272700
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 : 272700
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0