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Return to Monitoring Estuaries - Dissolved Oxygen

Low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water can cause marine life to become very lethargic. Along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, Alabama, many aquatic animals move into shallow waters to try to get more oxygen. Local communities refer to this phenomenon as "Jubilee." During a Jubilee, residents walk along the shore and fill their ice chests with crabs and flounders. (Photo: Weeks Bay NERRS site)




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