What Happens to Marine Life When There Isn’t Enough Oxygen?

What Happens to Marine Life When There Isn’t Enough Oxygen?

I have never seen anything like that on a coral reef,” said Johnson. Hypoxic ocean waters are those with little to no oxygen, which research suggests is caused by stagnant, warm waters and nutrient pollution. The study provides insight to the fate of microbe communities on a coral reef during an acute deoxygenation event. This may facilitate the restart of key microbial processes that influence the recovery of other aspects of the reef community. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-24777-3Additional authors on the paper include:Matthieu Leray: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of PanamaNoelle Lucey Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of PanamaLucia M. Rodriguez Bravo: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama & Facultad de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Ensenada, MexicoWilliam L. Wied: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama & Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Coastal Oceans Research, Florida International University, FLAndrew H. Altieri: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama & Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,

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