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Isotope Geochemistry of Texas Coastal Waters

Implementing Organization

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


Project Category


Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Pelagic Zone

Project Description

Texas has 400 miles of coastline, and growing evidence shows extensive areas of hypoxia (critically low oxygen) as well as a buildup of nutrients within this complex coastal ocean of bays, estuaries and barrier islands. This project employs an underwater glider to conduct sampling, providing an early and late summer overview of coastal Texas water column carbon and nitrogen source variations, and examine how they contribute to water column hypoxia. This project will compliment sampling scheduled for summer 2016 under a separate RESTORE grant.


Larry McKinney
(361) 825-2070
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Project Partners

Anthony Knap, Steven DiMarco, Richard Coffin

Affiliated Institutions

Grant funds to support research to detect and monitor hypoxia in Texas coastal waters, including research of the effectiveness of ocean gliders with telemetric capabilities for the purpose of monitoring and predicting dead zones, environmental flows and other ongoing issues.

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