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Linking coasts and seas to address ocean deoxygenation

Accelerated oxygen loss in both coastal and open oceans is generating complex biological responses; future understanding and management will require holistic integration of currently fragmented oxygen observation and research programmes.

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Figure 1: Both coastal hypoxia and deeper-water deoxygenation are predicted to worsen with increasing global temperatures.


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We acknowledge support for our deoxygenation research from NSF EAR-1234095, OCE-0927445 & 1041062, OISE-1204866 (sub-award from University of California Irvine) and NOAA award NA10OAR4170060-R/CC-04 to L.A.L., and NOAA-CSCOR awards NA10NOS4780138 and NA09NOS4780214 to D.L.B. We thank K. Gedan and L. Bopp for providing materials for figure production.

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Levin, L., Breitburg, D. Linking coasts and seas to address ocean deoxygenation. Nature Clim Change 5, 401–403 (2015).

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