New Findings from Investigations of Coastal Low-oxygen Habitats
Feb. 23, 2010
Waiting to Inhale: Deep-Ocean Low-Oxygen Zones Spreading to Shallower Coastal Waters
In its February 23rd issue,Scientific Americanhighlights the impact of low-oxygen waters off the coast of Oregon on fish and marine animals. The severity of oxygen depletion in these coastal waters varies from year to year, but has in the past resulted in kills of large numbers of fish and crustaceans. Marine Microbiology Initiative researcher Dr. Francis Chan's oceanographic work to understand the variability of the system underpins this research and is supported, in part, by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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Nature study: Hypoxia tends to increase as climate warms
Dec. 14, 2009
Paleoceanographers from Oregon State University are looking back in time to compare the history of oxygen levels off the coasts of Oregon and central Chile. The team is studying coral and sediment records going back hundreds to tens of thousands of years to help link oxygen levels with oceanographic processes. This work by Marine Microbiology Initiative researcher Dr. Alan Mix is also supported, in part, by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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