Food Web Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Alabama Waterfowl

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: Alabama

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 Birds / Bird Habitat

Project Description

Waterfowl populations in coastal Alabama have exhibited a marked decrease from once bountiful historic levels. The April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, and the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons that ensued, represents a large-scale disturbance with the potential to devastate these already depleted populations.

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Project ID: 73
Project Name: Food Web Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Alabama Waterfowl
SourceUID: 66
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Unknown
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): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Charles W. Martin
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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): 199223
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 : 199223
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0