The Impact of Crude Oil and the Dispersant Corexit on Three Key Gulf of Mexico Invertebrate Species

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Atlantic University

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: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Dispersants Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

The Gulf of Mexico is a major source for the U.S. seafood industry. The impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the seafood industry has already been felt in many regions of the Gulf, not only with respect to mortality of important commercial species, but also due to closures of fishing grounds and oyster beds in anticipation of the potential health impacts on fisherman working in contaminated areas and on consumers of contaminated seafood.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Emory University

Project ID: 82
Project Name: The Impact of Crude Oil and the Dispersant Corexit on Three Key Gulf of Mexico Invertebrate Species
SourceUID: 45
Latitude: 26.37380627
Longitude: -80.10177511
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA
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): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida Atlantic University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Susan Laramore
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 772-242-2525
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Emory University
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): 104374
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 : 104374
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0