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Why does hypoxia matter?

Published on: 12/14/2023
Scientist preparing phytoplankton samples for measurements of respiration.

Scientist preparing phytoplankton samples for measurements of respiration. Credit: Patricia Glibert, UMCES.

Why does hypoxia matter? Dissolved oxygen concentrations in coastal waters have been declining since the 1950s, affecting marine species' abundances and distributions. Our project, part of the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program, seeks to shed light on the drivers behind the alarming trend. Follow us on this scientific exploration to uncover how hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and warming impact the West Florida Shelf's diverse fisheries.

Learn more: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/west-florida-shelf-hypoxia-and-the-roles-of-harmful-algal-blooms-warming-and-extreme-events/

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