I recently wrote a guestblog for Ocean Networks Canada on one of my research areas - the influence of oxygen deficiency (hypoxia) on structuring seafloor communities. Lots of research is done on the topic of oxygen loss in the oceans, but not nearly enough has directly measured the consequences of oxygen loss to fish and invertebrate species in the field and at the bottom of the ocean. With a biology-first approach, the science can inform you on whether the oxygen levels in the system is too low for fish and invertebrates to stick around. The most surprising highlight from this year was a noticeable shift in the benthic species assemblage.
The complete blogpost can be found here.
Jackson W.F. Chu
Jackson is a marine biologist, photographer, and dog-owner. This blog will try to be heavy on the photos and light on the text.