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1996 PADI FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

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No.
Recipient Name Project Funded Amount Requested Grant Amount

1

Lic. Gustavo A. Thompson Buenos Aires, Argentina Distribution Movements and Conservation of La Plata Dolphin (Pontoporia Blaivillei) in Anegada Bay, Argentina $3,000 $2,500

5

Julio Reyes
Talicahuano, Chile
Status of Small Cetaceans Around Chiloe Island, Chile $4,450 $2,000

9

Charles Wright
Catalina Island Conservancy
Avalon, CA
Casino Point Scuba Trail $1,000 $1,000

16

Alexander Stone Reefkeeper International
Miami, FL
Caribbean Reefs Rapid Response Initiative $5,000 $2,500

17

Bruno Pernet
Friday Harbor Laboratories
Friday Harbor, WA
Mechanisms of Suspension Feeding by Polychaete Larvae $6,500 $2,000

30

Edwin Hernandez-Delgado, D.C. University of Puerto Rico
Department of Biology
Rio Piedras, PR
Effects of Shifting Reef Fish Populations on Coral Reef Benthic Communities $4,998.44 $2,250

31

Charles Acosta
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
Effect of Predation on Caribbean Spiny Lobster Postlarval Recruitment $2,881 $2,881

32

David Jarvie/Tami
Bouloutian
Owen J. Roberts Middle School
Pottstown, PA
The Effects of Riparian Forest Buffer Tree Species on the Population and Diversity of Macro invertebrate Life in French Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania $3,878 $3,878

38

Hiliary Sill, Recreation Coord.
Five Acres
Altadena, CA
Five Acres' Snorkeling Crusaders $2,550 $2,550

40

Elizabeth Irlandi
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Nutrient and Salinity Effects on Plant/Plant Interactions in Shallow Subtropical Seagrass $5,685 $2,700

50

Nicole Valenzuela
Dept. of Ecology and Evolution
SUNY at Stony Brook, NY
Determination of Multiple Paternity in the Giant River Turtle Podocnemis Expansa $4,640 $4,640

53

Mike Schaat
FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, CA
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Project $2,500 $2,500

60

Ferruccio Maltagliati Stefano Acunto
Universita Di Pisa
Dipartimento Di Scienze
PISA (ITALY)
Study of a Halophila Stipulacea (Forssk.) Aschers. (Hydrocharitaceae) Meadow in the Western Mediterranean Sea, Plany Phenology and Associated Community $4,500 $1,500

61

Pamela Scott
Brookmeade Elementary
Memphis, TN
Under the Water $914.46 $914.46

63

Dr. Su Sponaugle
Marine Sciences Research Center
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY
Larval Supply and Recruitment Processes of Caribbean Marine Invertebrates $7,000 $3,200

64

Michael Eatough Foundation and Government Grants Officer
New England Aquarium
Boston, MASS
Summer Discoveries Program $5,000 $5,000

67

Michael Sixtus, Science Dept.
Mar Vista School
Imperial Beach, CA
Imperial Support for the Mar Vista Program $5,000 $2,675

68

Steven C. Tremblay
Alpha One
S. Portland, ME
The Open Waters Home Page $9,400 $2,000

70

Tamar Liberman
Dept. of Biological Sciences
State University of New York
Buffalo, NY
The Effect of the Genotypic Composition of Symbiotic Algae on the Survival and Development of Soft Coral Larvae (Planulae) $3,370 $1,500

71

Caren Eckrich
Dept. of Marine Science
Lajas, Puerto Rico
The Effects of Trampling on Turtlegrass $2,000 $2,000

79

David Knight
Center for Marine Conservation
Washington, D.C.
Increasing Diver Involvement in Marine Conservation Through Underwater Cleanup and Conservation Monitoring Program $5,000 $5,000

83

Ingo Gaida
Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica, CA
Population Structure, Variation, and Conservation Biology of the California Grunion $5,960 $3,000

85

Wallace Nichols/Jeffrey Seminoff
Wildlife Ecology
School of Renewable Natural Resources
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Movement of the Endangered Black Sea Turtle in the Gulf of California $5,600 $5,600

86

Julie Mann
George Mason University
Dept. of Biology
St. Louis, MO
Role of Riverine Wetlands in Regulating the Ecological Integrity of Stream Systems $3,045 $3,045

91

Peter Howd/Marshall Hayes
Duke University Marine Lab
Beaufort, NC
Physical Complexity in Coral Reef Environments $3,100 $3,100

92

Dr. David Carlon
Riverside, CA
Long-Term Dynamics in Caribbean Reef Coral Assemblages at Guana Island $1,325 $1,325

94

Craig Heberer
University of Puerto Rico
Dept. of Marine Science
Lajas, PR
Quantitative Assessment of the Ornamental Reef Fish and Marine Invertebrae Aquarium Fisheries of Puerto Rico $5,000 $4,000

100

Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen
Biology Department
Wayne State College
Wayne, NE
The Fen Ecosystem of the Nebraska Sand Hills $2,250 $2,250

109

Shane Paterson
Dept. of Zoology
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Behavioral Ecology of Great Barracuda in the Florida Keys $4,960 $3,250

111

Susan Scainetti, Vice President
Handicapped Scuba Association
New York, NY
Rehabilitation Outreach Program $14,000 $2,000

114

Thomas Jett, Science Instructor
San Pedro Marine Science Magnet
San Pedro, CA
Appreciation of the Underwater World $6,000 $3,000

116

Richard Moon
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Investigation of Impaired Carbon Dioxide Elimination During Scuba Diving $7,370 $7,370

119

Todd Allen Haney
Grice Marine Biological Lab
Charleston, S. Carolina
Phylogenetic Analysis of Cyamid Amphipod Crustacea $654 $654

128

Maron Agnes
Groupe Neuroscience
Institut de Medecine Navale du Service de Sante des Armees
Toulon Naval France
Neurochemistry of CNS Oxygen Toxicity in the Rat During HBO Exposure $5,000 $2,500

132

Marie Levine, Director
Shark Research Institute
Princeton, New Jersey
Whale Shark Study $9,586.50 $2,500

135

Mara Morgan
Dept. of Biology
California State University of Northridge
Northridge, CA
Genetic Analysis of the Populations of California Halibut Along the California Coast $4,194.26 $4,194.26

136

J. Holly Harpham
Dept. of Biology
California State University of Northridge
Northridge, CA
Molecular and Phylogenetic Relationships of the Clingfish Using mtDNA $2,737.52 $2,737.52

137

Vladimir V. Kirillov, Ph.D. Institute for the Water and Environmental Problems
Russian Academy of Sciences
Barnaul, Russia
Diver-Controlled Investigation of the Natural Features of the Ecotone Ecosystems at Lake Teleskoye, Siberia $4,284 $4,284

138

Mikhail V. Propp
Institute of Marine Biology
Academy of Sciences of Russia
Vladivostock, Russia
Marine Sublittoral Sands as a Biological Filter - Field Research in Permeability, Environment Bioturbation and Productivity Using SCUBA in the Shallow Shelf Waters of Japan Sea $4,000 $4,000

141

Suzanne Pleydell
PADI International Ltd.
Bristol, AVON
Taking Diving to the Disabled $8,000 $2,000

142

Steve Lonhart
Santa Cruz, CA
Ecological Impact of an Invading Whelk in Monterey Bar, CA $2,050 $2,050


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