Dr. Dubravko Justic
Dr. Michael Parsons
Dr. Thomas A. Grigalunas
Tracing the Mixing of Groundwater into Coastal Waters Utilizing a New Radiochemical Technique: Radium Isotope Systematics to look at the Geologic Control of Aquifers
This project proposes to develop 223,224,228,226Ra isotope systematics to address the issue of groundwater flow into Florida Bay. Such methods are critical in accurately evaluating the role of submarine discharge and have direct implications for assessing coastal eutrophication, contamination and ...
Interaction Between Water-Column Structure and Reproduction in Jellyfish Populations of Mobile Bay
Current theories of regional jellyfish increases include overall system production due to coastal eutrophication, and relaxation of competition for food resources by increased fishing activity on planktivorous fishes. Though these theories are not exclusive of each other, they do not ...
Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and Domoic Acid are Present in Louisiana Coastal Waters is an Outbreak of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning Possible?
Toxic species of Pseudo-nitzschia are often present in great abundance in Louisiana coastal waters, including areas where there are oyster beds. Elsewhere, the toxin domoic acid has accumulated in bivalves (such as mussels and razor clams) that feed on Pseudo-nitzschia ...