Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 19, 3523–3536, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3523-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 3523–3536, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3523-2022
Research article
28 Jul 2022
Research article | 28 Jul 2022

Unprecedented summer hypoxia in southern Cape Cod Bay: an ecological response to regional climate change?

Malcolm E. Scully et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-48', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', M. E. Scully, 10 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-48', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Apr 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', M. E. Scully, 10 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 May 2022) by Tina Treude
AR by M. E. Scully on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Jun 2022) by Tina Treude
AR by M. E. Scully on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
For two consecutive summers, the bottom waters in southern Cape Cod Bay became severely depleted of dissolved oxygen. Low oxygen levels in bottom waters have never been reported in this area before, and this unprecedented occurrence is likely the result of a new algae species that recently began blooming during the late-summer months. We present data suggesting that blooms of this new species are the result of regional climate change including warmer waters and changes in summer winds.
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