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Science of Hypoxia

Hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest Coast



Footage from before and after a hypoxia event (2008)

Science Nation - PISCO Hypoxia Research (NSF)


Dead Zones - Mysteries of Ocean Die-Offs Revealed (2009)

How Does Hypoxia off the Oregon Coast Form? (2009)

Oregon Field Guide: 'Dead Zone Update' (2010)

 X-Ray Earth - National Geographic - Part 3
National Geographic:
X-Ray Earth, Part 3 (2011)



Screen capture from ROV-based video transect surveys of nearshore (50-55m depth) rocky reef habitats at 44.25ºN illustrating a) pre-anoxia rockfish (Sebastes spp.) and b) macroscopic benthic invertebrate communities in 2000 and 2001, respectively, c, d) widespread mortality of macro-invertebrates during the 2006 anoxia event, e) formation of putative sulphide-oxidizing bacterial mats in 2006, and f) close-up of bacterial mats. Reference laser points are spaced at 10cm apart.


Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. 2010. Scientific Assessment of Hypoxia in U.S. Coastal Waters.  Interagency Working Group on Harmful Algal Blooms, Hypoxia, and Human Health of the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology. Washington, DC.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/nstc/oceans

Chan, F., J.A. Barth, J. Lubchenco, A. Kirincich, H. Weeks, W.T. Peterson, and B.A. Menge. 2008. Emergence of Anoxia in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Science 15 February 2008 vol 319. www.sciencemag.org

Grantham, B. A., F. Chan, K. J. Nielsen, D. S. Fox, J. A. Barth, A. Huyer, J. Lubchenco, and B. A. Menge. 2004. Upwelling-driven nearshore hypoxia signals ecosystem and oceanographic changes in the northeast Pacific. Nature 429:749-754.

Barth, J.A., B.A. Menge, J. Lubchenco, F. Chan, A. Kirinich, L. Washburn, M. McManus, J. Bane, K. Nielsen, and S. Pierce.Delayed upwelling alters nearshore coastal ocean ecosystems in the northern California Current. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2007 104:3719-3724.

Glenn,G., R. Arnone, T. Bergmann, W.P. Bissett, M. Crowley, J. Cullen, J. Gryzmski, D. Haidvogel, J. Kohut, M. Moline, M. Oliver, C. Orrico, R. Sherrell, T. Song, A. Weidemann, R. Chant, and O. Schofield. 2004. Biogeochemical impact of summertime coastal upwelling on the New Jersey Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research. 109. C12S02, doi:10.1029/2003JC002265

Buck, Eugene. Marine Dead Zones: Understanding the problem. CRS Report for Congress, Nov 2006.

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Selected Press

Edible Portland Winter 2011 - Holding our Breath (pages 34-40)

Oregonian 10/08/2009 - Summer dead zones off Oregon coast here to stay, OSU researchers say

Scientific American 10/2008 - Climate change may be sparking new and bigger "dead zones."

Oregonian 09/09/2008 - Cold water rejuvenates Oregon ocean, salmon.

Oregonian 02/15/2008 - 'Dead zones' off coast tell no tales

OSU Press Release 02/14/2008 - Low-Oxygen Events Unprecedented, Disrupt Ocean Ecosystem

Oregonian 08/01/2007 - 'Dead zone' forms again off Oregon's coast

Seattle Times 07/31/2007 - Low-oxygen zone found again off Oregon Coast

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