Oxygen on the shelf is declining faster than offshore in the Southern CA Bight
We analyzed a 50+ year data set of CTD casts from the 4 Los Angeles Publicly Owned Water Treatment Works (POTWs) and found oxygen decreases in the last 14 years to be up to 4 times greater than reported offshore.
Booth, J.A.T., C.B. Woodson, M. Sutula, F. Micheli, S.B. Weisberg, S. Bograd, A. Steele, J. Schoen, and L.B. Crowder. 2014. Patterns and potential drivers of declining oxygen content along the southern California coast. Limnology and Oceanography 59: 1127-1138.
Adaptive sampling of marine larvae using an Autonomous Underwater Robot
The MBARI DORADO AUV equipped with a gulper was programmed to adaptively sample fronts in Monterey Bay then combined with qPCR to map larval distributions. Significantly higher concentrations of all invertebrates examined were found in frontal zones.
Ryan, J.P., J.B.J. Harvey, Y. Zhang, and C.B. Woodson. 2014. Small-scale processes of larval accumulation and transport in an upwelling shadow. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 459: 51–60