Emergence of Anoxia in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem

@article{Chan2008EmergenceOA,
  title={Emergence of Anoxia in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem},
  author={F. Chan and J. Barth and J. Lubchenco and A. Kirincich and H. Weeks and W. Peterson and B. Menge},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={920 - 920}
}
Eastern boundary current systems are among the world's most productive large marine ecosystems. Because upwelling currents transport nutrient-rich but oxygen-depleted water onto shallow seas, large expanses of productive continental shelves can be vulnerable to the risk of extreme low-oxygen events. Here, we report the novel rise of water-column shelf anoxia in the northern California Current system, a large marine ecosystem with no previous record of such extreme oxygen deficits. The expansion… Expand

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