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Media Advisory 09-027

Media Teleconference and Webcast for Reporters: Latest Research on Oregon's Oceanic "Dead Zones" and How Climate Change May Be Promoting Them

NSF invites reporters to participate on Thursday, October 8, 1:30 pm ET

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Photo of a coastline.

Scientists are identifying the unusual processes that produce Oregon's large dead zones, which are located in one of the nation's most important fisheries.

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

Credit: National Science Foundation