[Coral-List] hypoxia?

Bill Allison allison.billiam at gmail.com
Mon May 10 08:21:09 EDT 2010

This was one of the possibilities I wondered about when I asked about
methane hydrate (methyl hydrate was a mistake - as several list members have
kindly pointed out). It has been postulated that release of gas clathrates
in the past may have produced significant anoxia (google "clathrate gun
hypothesis") which is suggestive.

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Kris <synapsis at charter.net> wrote:

> I just recently finished undergrad and don't have any experience or
> education on oil spills, but I had a thought pop into my head as I followed
> the coral-list discussions on the oil spill. Has anyone else been thinking
> about how the oil spill may exacerbate the hypoxia in the region and how
> that may magnify affects on the marine organisms in the region and also how
> the hypoxia may affect the degradation processes/rates of the crude?
> Kristof Ketch
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