Biological Studies - Gulf of Mexico

Biological Studies to investigate the sea bed and the organisms inhabiting it (benthic ecology), fisheries, non-protected marine birds and other species, and marine ecological monitoring.

Study Name 

  Study Number

Deepwater Coral and Chemosynthetic Atlas and Modeling Program: Gulf of Mexico


Abundance and Distribution of Commercially Important Estuarine Dependent Species Populations within the Gulf of Mexico


Biomass and Mass Balance Isotope Content of Seep Populations on the Upper Slope of Gulf of Mexico Determined from Archived Samples


Deep-Water Coral Distribution and Abundance on Active Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms and Decommissioned "Rigs-to-Reefs" Platforms


Deep-Water Reconnaissance of Potentially Sensitive Biological Features (PSBF's) Surrounding Shelf-Edge Topographic Banks in the Northern Gulf of Mexico


Eastern Brown Pelicans: dispersal, seasonal movements, and monitoring of PAHs and other contaminants in the northern Gulf of Mexico

  GM 12-03

Evaluating the Importance of Shallow Water Rigs as Habitat for Newly Recruited Reef Associated Fishes in the OCS off Louisiana


Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks

  GM 08-03

Genetic Affinities in Populations of the Invasive Indo-Pacific Coral Tubastraea micranthus on Northern Gulf of Mexico Platforms: Multiple Invasions?

GulfSERPENT: Continuing and Expanding a Deepwater Biological Observation System in the Northern Gulf of Mexico   GM-09-01-16

Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks


New Invasive Marine Species Colonizing Oil/Gas Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Verification and Examination of Spread


Optimization of Non-Voucher Gulf of Mexico Benthic Fauna Specimen Archives with the U. S. Museum of Natural History

Review of the Long Term Monitoring Program at the Flower Garden Banks   GM-14-x11

Short-term Movement, Home Range, and Behavior of Red Snapper Around Petroleum Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico as Determined by High Resolution Acoustic Telemetry


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