Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Zack Darnell

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Nicholls State University
Zack’s Website


Lab Manager: Sarah CunninghamLabPic

Sarah is our lab manager at Nicholls State University. If you call to report a tagged crab, you will likely talk to Sarah.


Graduate Students:

Adam Kemberling:DCIM100GOPRO

Adam is a graduate student who started at Nicholls in August 2015. Adam will be focusing on regional-scale movements of blue crabs in offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Helen Olmi:helen-1

Helen started at Nicholls in January, 2016, and will be focusing on within-estuary movements and mortality of female blue crabs in Louisiana.


Project Partners:

Tagging assistance provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources (Marine Resources Division), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (Marine Education Services), Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, the Gulf Coast Research Lab (Center for Fisheries Research and Development, Marine Education Center), and many commercial fishermen.