RASU & BONY Predator Recognition

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RASU & BONY Predator Recognition: The purpose of this project is to evaluate whether bonytail (Gila elegans) and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) exposed to a fish alarm substance will elicit a fright reaction to predators. If predator naive hatchery fish can be trained to recognize and avoid predator dangers, post stocking mortalities attributed to predation may decrease. Previous training research has generally exposed prey fish to predators by using either models or predators in tanks adjacent to prey tanks. The goal here is to give prey species exposure to as many predator cues as possible, and thus the best method for predator exposure is a normally behaving predator in the same tank (and ultimately pond) as the prey species. This project will employ a unique technique using botulinum toxin to paralyze jaw-opening muscles in the predators.
Federal Grant Title: RASU & BONY Predator Recognition
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Region
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R12SF30007
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.538
CFDA Descriptions: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.
Current Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2012
Posted Date: Mar 06, 2012
Creation Date: Mar 06, 2012
Archive Date: Apr 18, 2012
Total Program Funding: $1
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $245,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $245,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a notice of intent to award; no competition is being sought.
Grant Announcement Contact
Shawna Thompson Grants Officer Phone 702-293-8570

smthompson@usbr.gov [smthompson@usbr.gov]
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