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2004 PADI FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

Req.
No.

Recipient Name

Project Funded

Amount
Requested

Grant
Amount

2

Saipan International School
Saipan
A Saipan International School's Exploration of Coral Reefs

$12,900

$3,000

7

Michael Cheek
Miami, Florida
Are Commercial Shrimp Ponds In Coastal Ecuador An Adequate Substitute For Natural Mangroves As Foraging Habitat for 5 Species of Wading Birds?

$4,995.10

$5,000

8

Joselito Francis A. Alcaria
Mandaue City, Cebu
PHILIPPINES
Status and Trends of Coral Reef Resources in Selected Marine Protected Areas in Central Visayas, Philippines: Basis of Improved Coastal Resource Management

$2,000

$2,000

20

Gregorio Bigatti
Behring, Capital Federal
ARGENTINA
Reproductive and Biological Aspects of the Zigzag Volutid Odontocymbiola magellanica (Gmelin, 1791) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) From Patagonia, Argentina

$7,360

$4,000

22

LäjeRotuma
Laucala Beach Estate - Suva
FIJI ISLANDS
LäjeRotuma Initiative: Maka Bay Seagrass Watch at Rotuma Island

$5,000

$1,750

25

Priscilla Zamora-Trejos
Ribera de Belén, Heredia
COSTA RICA
Mangroves as Indicators of Coastal Change in Costa Rica, Central America

$3,750

$3,750

32

Ariana Pitchon
Palo Alto, California
Comparative Mollusk Aquaculture Strategies on the Island of Chiloe, Chile

$2,330

$2,330

43

Aventino Kasangaki
Institute of Tropical Forest
Conservation
Kabale
UGANDA
Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance on Stream Fish Assemblages of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Implications for Sustainable Use

$5,853

$3,823

45

Dr. Thomas Wernberg
The University of Adelaide
AUSTRALIA
Identifying Regional Differences In The Relative Importance of Drift And Attached Macroalgae As A Resource For Fish And Urchins in Australasia

$10,720

$4,000

48

Brad Erisman
La Jolla, California
Reproductive Behavior of the Panama Graysby: Cephalopholis panamensis, and the Mutton Hamlet, Alphestes immaculatus, in the Gulf of California, B.C.S., Mexico

$6,322

$3,000

55

Belinda A. Longakit
Cebu City
PHILIPPINES
Two-Month Training on Sponge Taxonomy at New Zealand (an Addendum to PADI Grant 209 [2003]; Taxonomy and Distribution of Shallow Water Marine, Phylum Porifera of Cebu, Philippines)

$7,850

$7,850

57

Angela S. Barker
Mote Marine Laboratory
Sarasota, Florida
Movement Patterns and Feeding Ecology of the Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera Bonasus) Within the Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Florida, USA

$906.00

$906.00

59

Project Seahorse
Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA
Where Do All the Seahorses Go? Using Otolith Microchemistry to Track Dispersal

$7,545

$4,000

62

Ms. Hebe Mónica Dionisi
Puerto Madryn, Chubut
ARGENTINA
Intrinsic Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Marine Sediments of Usuahia Bay, Patagonia, Argentina

$9,800

$5,500

79

Sarah Myhre
Maple Falls, Washington
The Manzanillo Reef Conservation Project

$5,850

$2,000

83

Michelle Graves
Sausalito, California
Temporal Variation in Fish Communities Off Santa Cruz Island, California

$5,635

$4,635

86

Maria Beger
St. Lucia, Queensland
AUSTRALIA
Incorporating Rare Coral Reef Fishes into Conservation Planning in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

$4,920

$2,770

96

The School for Field Studies
Salem, Massachusetts
A Baseline Assessment of Marine Resources Inside and Outside the Network of "No-Take" Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Around South Caicos, Turks, and Caicos Islands, British West Indies in Preparation for Increased Tourism

$7,935

$5,000

101

Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Long Beach, California
Absorption and Attachment Totals of Toxic Hydrophobic Chemicals in Oxidized Marine Plastic Debris: A Pilot Project

$8,250

$8,250

108

Karen E. Ulstrup, Ph.D. Candidate
University of Technology, Sydney
AUSTRALIA
Functional and Genetic Complexities of Coral Bleaching at Multiple Scales

$6,500

$4,500

113

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, California
High School Research Internships for Summer 2004

$5,000

$5,000

125

Lindsay Sirota
San Diego, California
Variable Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Habitat Structure in San Diego Bay: Effects on Epifaunal Community Composition

$5,500

$3,000

131

Guy S. Marion
St. Lucia, Queensland
AUSTRALIA
Isotopic Records of Great Barrier Reef Water Quality Since Pre-European Colonization

$8,275

$5,275

142

Graham A. Ferrier
Northridge, California
Variations in Algal Morphology and Diversity Across Flow Microhabitats

$2,944.94

$2,945

147

Lynette Malecki
Gainesville, Florida
The Effect of Alum on Phosphorus Sequestration, Macrophytes, Mineralogy, and Microbial Activity in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Wetland

$680.00

$680.00

149

Hoyt Peckham, Ph.D. Student
Santa Cruz, California
Foraging Ecology and Conservation of the Endangered North Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

$6,740

$3,540

153

James Estrada
Saco, Maine
Isotopic Variation in the Vertebral Bands of the White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias

$2,505.80

$1,500

154

Phillip Hoos
Santa Cruz, California
Investigating the Invasion and Establishment of Populations of Megalops atlanticus (Atlantic Tarpon) on the Pacific Coast of Panama

$5,932

$4,000

158

Lucas de Almeida Alves
São Paulo
BRAZIL
Testing a New Method to Reduce Accidental Mortality of Franciscanas (Pontoporia blainvillei, Cetacea, Pontoporiidae) in Cananéia, South of São Paulo State, Southeast of Brazil

$3,544

$3,544

161

Mary Klugh Hart
Lexington, Kentucky
Effects of Density and Predation Risk on the Mating Behavior of an Egg-Trading Simultaneous Hermaphrodite (Serranus tortugarum)

$5,480

$5,480

166

Thelma Lúcia Pereira Dias
João Pessoa
BRASIL
Ecology, Conservation and Ethnoichthyology of Mangrove Fishes from Ponta do Tubarão Reserve, NE Brazil: Implications for Fishery Management

$6,408

$4,000

172

Chalothon Raksataub
c/o Suchana Chavanich, Ph.d.
Bangkok
THAILAND
The Effect of Declining of Sea Cucumber Populations on the Benthic Microalgae in the Reefs

$3,000

$3,000

177

Thien T. Mai
San Diego, California
Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) Shelter Use and Movement in Southern California

$3,500

$1,200

188

Kathryn B. Rosell
Dumaguete City
Negros Oriental
PHILIPPINES
Coral Disease Dynamics on the Coral Reef Community in Negros Oriental, Philippines

$560.00

$560.00

189

Leslie S. Callanta
Valenzuela City
PHILIPPINES
Tourist and Traffic Tolerance of Cetaceans -- An Impact Assessment of Tourism to Cetaceans in Tañon Strait

$384.00

$384.00

192

Voranop Viyakarn, Ph.D.
Bangkok
THAILAND
Assessment of Coral Fragment Transplantation Technique in the Gulf of Thailand

$4,900

$2,100

197

Gustavo Muniz Dias
Campinas
BRAZIL
Aspects of the Population and Reproductive Biology, Distribution and Toxicology of the Crinoid Tropiometra carinata at Praia Grande, São Sebastião-SP, Brazil

$883.86

$884.00

198

Sunny K. Scobell
Norman, Oklahoma
Reproductive Biology and Behavior of the Gulf Pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli

$4,148.13

$3,000

199

Andrew Thurber
Moss Landing, California
Fatty Acids and Stable Isotopes in Antarctic Sponges: Diet Analysis of Gutless Animals

$9,709

$9,709

203

Duncan Milne
Burnaby, British Columbia
CANADA
Effects on Multi-Task Performance While Breathing Air and 32% O2 Enriched Air During 130 Foot Dives

$2,486

$2,486

216

Sarah K. Berke
Columbia, South Carolina
Testing Model Predictions: Fitness Consequences of Decorating Behavior

$4,056

$4,056

224

Anuschka Faucci
Honolulu, Hawaii
The Origin of Hawaiian Vermetids

$3,235

$3,235

227

Claudio Alfonso Delgado-Rodríguez
Valdivia
CHILE
Conservation Status and Population Distribution of Marine Otter (Lontra felina) in South-Central Chile

$7,000

$7,000

241

Yulianus Paonganan
Jakarta Selatan
INDONESIA
Invasion of Macroalgae on Coral Reef Related With Nutrient Concentration and Sedimentation on Seribu Islands, Indonesia

$4,747

$4,747