In order to monitor hypoxia year-round, hydrographic, chemical, and biological sampling has been conducted along the C transect monthly since 1990, and intermittently during years 1985-1990. Sampling along the F transect has been conducted every other month since 2000. Sampling months for the F transect are altered year-to-year so that all months are sampled over the long-term.
Hydrographic data are obtained during cruises using the LUMCON SeaBird 911+ CTD system, housed on the R/V Pelican, and a YSI 6820 sonde. Data collected includes dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, salinity, nutrients, pigments, and suspended sediments.
C and F transect locations: The C and F transects are sampled monthly and are located off the southern coast of Louisiana.