One male and female scuba divers pose underwater while doing fish research in the Gulf of Mexico.

Research Projects

Current Projects

The effects of explosive removal of oil-gas platforms on resident reef fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico

The habitat use and fine scale movements of red snapper, gray triggerfish, and shark species using ultrasonic telemetry;

A comparison of telemetry and conventional tagging of red snapper for mortality estimates

The effects of the BP oil spill on shelf (e.g., red snapper) and slope (e.g., roughtongue bass) reef fish species;

A comparison of red snapper populations across a decade of management from 1998-2004 to 2010-2015 using fishery independent methods

A comparison of fish communities on different artificial reef types at different depths using a combination of fishery independent methods, side scan sonar, and hydroacoustics

Age determination of red snapper through shape analysis and validation of otolith annular increments

The diet of red snapper using DNA analysis of gut content

The early post-settlement ecology of northern Gulf of Mexico reef fish species


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Auburn Marine Fish Lab
8300 State Hwy 104
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 990-4858