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Proactive Species Internal Grants Funded

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The Internal Grant Program is open to NOAA biologists as Principal Investigators on projects implementing research or conservation measures to improve the status of Species of Concern. Most projects also include collaborations with academic or non-governmental institutions.

Funding for this program is separate from funding for the Proactive Species Conservation Grant Program that is awarded to state management agencies.

2011 | 2010 | 2009

Species of Concern Internal Grants Funded
Region Project Title Funding
Southwest Green Abalone restoration in southern California: Developing tools for genetic and disease risk management $34,838
Pacific Islands Bomb radiocarbon dating to validate ages of humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum). $12,400
Northwest Developing a non-invasive method to assess green sturgeon condition. $33,474
Southwest Basking shark genetics, tagging,education, outreach and essential habitat. $34,992
Southeast A genetic investigation of Menidia conchorum: is it a distinct species or an ecotype of M. pennisulae? $35,000
Southeast Age validation and maximum age of sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, determined by bomb radiocarbon analysis $30,000
Southeast Age validation of warsaw grouper and speckled hind using bomb radiocarbon dating $35,000
Southeast Assessment of post-release mortality in sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, landed through Delaware's shore based recreational fishery $33,955
Headquarters Species of Concern National Partnership and Outreach $11,000

Species of Concern Internal Grants Funded
Region Project Title Funding
Southwest Understanding the requirements for recovery of pink abalone (Haliotis corrugata) through assessment of movement, restoration technique and reproductive output $21,321
Northeast Regional movements, habitat use, and site fidelity of sand tigers off the US east coast $35,000
Southeast/Pacific Islands Spawning site characteristics and reproduction of keystone labroid fishes: baseline estimates of IUCN Vulnerable bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) and IUCN Endangered Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) from pristine habitats of Wake Atoll, a U.S. Pacific Remote Island. $13,669
Southwest Mapping the movements of basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) tagged in Monterey Bay, California $24,150
Pacific Islands Genetic isolation and plasticity in Montipora dilatata and Hawaiian congeners: where are the species boundaries?  $34,060
Northwest The Interactive Effects of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia on the Survival and Growth of Pinto Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) $14,300
Northwest Evaluation of broodstaock conditioning and spawning success of pinto abalone $33,846
Northeast A Workshop for Volunteer Visual Fish Count Monitoring of River Herring Runs in Massachusetts $8,400
Southwest Basking sharks: A research strategy for filling severe data gaps $34,840
Northwest/Southwest Green sturgeon feeding habitats in estuaries $33,986
Southeast Age and growth of warsaw grouper and speckled hind $35,000


Species of Concern Internal Grants Funded
Region Project Title Funding
Northwest/Southwest Evaluation of stock structure and population bottlenecks in cowcod (Sebastes levis) $35,000
Northwest/Southwest Joint NMFS Northwest Region and Southwest Region Species of Concern Workshop $16,880
Northeast SCUTES - Students Collaborating to Undertake Tracking Efforts for Sturgeon $34,263
Northwest Growth and natal origin of Pacific hake from the Georgia Basin DPS $31,168
Pacific Islands Gene flow and morphological variation in one of the rarest known corals: is Montipora dilatata genetically isolated? $31,307
Alaska/Northwest Algal toxin exposure in ice seals and increasing risks due to climate change $35,000
Southeast Life history parameters of Warsaw grouper and speckled hind $35,000
Northwest/Headquarters Current-use insecticides as a limiting factor for coho salmon conservation and recovery in urban streams. $34,928
Southwest Investigation of Green Abalone (Haliotis fulgens) culturing techniques and outplanting strategies. $35,000

Updated: September 28, 2011

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