LowDO_plume

LowDO_plume

Preliminary dissolved oxygen anomaly from September 01-28, 2010 derived from data shown on NOAA’s GeoPlatform (www.geoplatform.gov). This is the most current data available from NOAA. The existence of abnormally low dissolved oxygen levels (green dots) is believed to be associated with biological metabolism of petroleum compounds (oil and degradation compounds) and dispersants derived from the Deepwater Horizon well. (Caption from ROFFS site)

Holly Bik (140 Posts)

I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Davis. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.





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