The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the National Marine Fisheries Service, has announced a request for research proposals for projects aimed at enhancing conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.
Up to $80,000 is available through this funding opportunity. Proposals must focus on innovative and practical ways to help dolphins survive in the wild.
Research topics may include:
- Characterizing various aspects of human interactions (i.e. dolphin tourism, feeding, harassment, etc.) with wild bottlenose dolphins;
- Assessing dolphin depredation on recreational and commercial fisheries; or
- Providing a comprehensive outreach strategy to inform the public of harmful interactions.
The deadline for proposals is Feb. 1.
For details, contact Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Director LaDon Swann at (251) 648-5877 firstname.lastname@example.org.