Acute Effects of Oil on Northern Gulf of Mexico Reefs and Reef Communities


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

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

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Corals / Coral Reefs Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

The goal of this research is to examine acute effects of oil on reefs and reef communities on the northern Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) continental shelf. We will examine reef fish community structure and live-bottom habitat via analysis of video collected during transect sampling with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), as well as directly sample fish for various tissue analyses. A large pre-spill data set will permit statistical tests of oil effects on taxa-specific density and measures of community structure.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida A&M University, NOAA, University of South Alabama, University of West Florida


Project ID: 72
Project Name: Acute Effects of Oil on Northern Gulf of Mexico Reefs and Reef Communities
SourceUID: 49
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, DC, FL
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): Corals / Coral Reefs
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: William Frank Patterson
Point of Contact – Phone: wpatterson@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-7541 x2428
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida A&M University, NOAA, University of South Alabama, University of West Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=49
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): 236929
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 : 236929
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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