Funding available for dolphin research

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 03,  2008

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


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