Effects of a Major Oil Spill on Nektonic Assemblages of Salt Marshes and Adjacent SAV Habitats in Florida and Alabama


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Institute of Technology

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

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
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

Salt marshes along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama are highly productive ecosystems. They provide critical nursery habitat for a diverse array of fish and shellfish, including commercially important species such as blue crabs, penaeid shrimp, and gray snapper. Other marsh residents are a major food source for commercially fished species.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)


Project ID: 85
Project Name: Effects of a Major Oil Spill on Nektonic Assemblages of Salt Marshes and Adjacent SAV Habitats in Florida and Alabama
SourceUID: 28
Latitude: 28.06686844
Longitude: -80.62317949
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL
County:
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): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida Institute of Technology
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Richard B. Aronson
Point of Contact – Phone: raronson@fit.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 321- 674-8034
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=28
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 193561
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 193561
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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