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Document NameResponses of nekton and demersal and benthic fauna to decreasing oxygen concentrations.
Document AuthorRabalais, N.N.
Harper, Jr., D.E.
Turner, R.E.
Short Description Pp 115-128 in N. N. Rabalais and R. E. Turner (eds.), Coastal Hypoxia: Consequences for Living Resources and Ecosystems. Coastal and Estuarine Studies 58, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
CategorySubgroup 1: Characterization of the Cause(s) of Hypoxia
Publication Year2001
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Abstract: Researchers assembled 12 years of diver observations and five years of remotely operated vehicle video tapes on the responses of nekton and demersal and benthic fauna to decreasing concentrations of dissolved oxygen on the southeastern Louisiana shelf. Here they outline the variable responses of the fauna, as the concentration of dissolved oxygen decreases from 2mg/L to anoxia.