Research into Oregon Coast Hypoxia Featured in Nature
Aug. 12, 2010
The August 12th issue of Nature highlights the research of Jack Barth, Francis Chan, Ed DeLong, Alan Mix, and Osvaldo Ulloa, who are studying the variability of low-oxygen zones and the impact on fish and marine animals off the Oregon coast. The severity of oxygen depletion in these coastal waters varies, but has resulted in recent years in vast kills of marine organisms. This research is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative.