Oxygen concentration below which 50% of coastal marine animal species die

Range ~70 μmol/kg
Organism Various
Reference Seibel BA. Critical oxygen levels and metabolic suppression in oceanic oxygen minimum zones. J Exp Biol. 2011 Jan 15 214(Pt 2):326-36. doi: 10.1242/jeb.049171. p.326 left column top paragraphPubMed ID21177952
Primary Source Vaquer-Sunyer R, Duarte CM. Thresholds of hypoxia for marine biodiversity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 7 105(40):15452-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0803833105PubMed ID18824689
Comments "A recent study demonstrated that 50% of coastal marine animal species die after exposure to oxygen levels less than ~70µmol/kg (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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