Scientists from NOAA and North Carolina State University are trying to somehow make it easier to find shrimp populations as seasonal low oxygen conditions in the Gulf of Mexico force shrimp populations to re-migrate.Scientists at NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center and North Carolina State University are trying to take some of the guesswork out of finding shrimp, which is especially important during seasonal low or no oxygen conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Hypoxia, or low oxygen, tends to be most pronounced close to the seafloor, posing a significant threat to marine life, especially seafloor-dwelling populations such as shrimp. The study found that shrimp are highly mobile and are often able to escape low-oxygen areas by moving to other habitats.