Low oxygen water, of varying spatial extent, has been observed during the summer over past years in the New York Bight. In the summer of 1976 a $60 million loss of shellfish resulted from anoxia along the New Jersey coast. The development of anoxia has been attributed to increased anthropogenic carbon loading from urban areas adjacent to the Bight...
Falkowski, Paul G., Thomas S. Hopkins, and John J. Walsh. 1980. "An analysis of factors affecting oxygen depletion in the New York Bight." Journal of Marine Research 38, (3). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1516