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Press Release 09-192

NSF Releases Online Multimedia Package on Marine "Dead Zones"

Reader-friendly multimedia package covers the impacts, surprising causes and pioneering methods for studying Oregon's "dead zones"

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Photo of a pile of beached crabs that suffocated in a dead zone.

Pile of beached crabs that suffocated in a dead zone. Dead zones may produce miles of such piles.

Credit: Elizabeth Gates, courtesy of PISCO


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Jack Barth of Oregon State University discusses dead zones of the Pacific Northwest.

Credit: National Science Foundation