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Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site

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University of Georgia


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Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Chemical Aspects Research

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

In this project, we will collect water column samples from two cruises - the annual hypoxia cruise in the Texas-Louisiana shelf on board R/V Pelican and the oil spill site survey cruise on board R/V Cape Hatteras. These samples will be analyzed for dissolved oxygen, total alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon (both concentration and stable isotopes) and pH. The results of this research effort will be used to assess whether the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has sustained effect on the Gulf hypoxia and water column chemistry in above mentioned two areas, respectively.


Wei-Jun Cai
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