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What is Dissolved Oxygen and Why is it Important to the Chesapeake Bay?

Published: July 12, 2004

Dissolved oxygen is vital to the health of the living resources in Chesapeake Bay. This background fact sheet explains the sources of dissolved oxygen, the role dissolved oxygen plays in the Bay ecosystem, and explains low dissolved oxygen conditions sometimes observed in the Bay.

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