This project was supported by Shell as part of its broader collaboration with the Conservancy focused on identifying innovative ways to protect the environment and bring conservation knowledge to industry and public sector partners.
Migratory pathway development and the publication of our first report has been made possible by the generous financial support of Lyda Hill.
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The following institutions collaborate with The Nature Conservancy on this project in varying capacities:
• Abigail Uribe - Independent Collaborator
• Center for Fisheries Research and Development - Gulf Coast Research Laboratory - The University of Southern Mississippi
• Centro de Investigaciones Pequeras de Cuba
• College of Marine Science - University of South Florida
• Dauphin Island Sea Lab - University of Southern Alabama
• Fisheries Ecology Laboratory, Shark Biology and Fisheries Science Laboratory - Texas A&M University Galveston
• Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
• Guy Harvey Research Institute - Nova Southeastern University
• Harte Research Institute - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
• Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association
• Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Pesquerias - Universidad Veracruzana
• Mote Marine Laboratory - Center for Shark Research & Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program
• New College of Florida
• Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan
• Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - University of Miami
• Universidad Autonoma del Carmen
• York University
Scientific Steering Committee
Our Scientific Steering Committee includes scientists from three different countries, all of whom are committed to helping identify the best data, science, and products this project can contribute to scientific, management, and educational communities, in order to conserve migratory biodiversity in the Gulf.
Dr. Billy Causey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Protected Areas Center
Dr. Felix Moncada, Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Program, National Fisheries Research Center of Cuba
Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS), University of South Florida
Dr. John “Wes” Tunnell Jr., Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University (1945 - 2018)
Dr. Rodolfo Claro, formerly of the Institute of Oceanology in Cuba
Dr. Ruth Perry, Marine Scientist and Regulatory Policy Specialist, Shell
Dr. William Kiene, formerly of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
We would also like to acknowledge the enormous contributions of the scientists and institutions who continuously support this project, providing datasets and reviews that were essential to the development of our analyses and products.