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Year in Review

At the Cape Elizabeth OCNMS mooring in 42 m of water (~47 N), the forecasts predicted the onset of hypoxic conditions (<2 mg oxygen / L) on June 10 (January forecast) and July 13 (April forecast). This location briefly observed hypoxia June 25-30, and hypoxic conditions returned again beginning on July 15. Both forecasts predicted that this location would remain hypoxic, but only the January forecast predicted brief anoxia in mid-September. The observations indicate that this location remained hypoxic with a brief period of anoxia in mid-August.

Oxygen forecasts (January forecast - teal, April forecast - darker blue) compared to the Cape Elizabeth 42m station observations (red).