Graduate Student Recognized for Coastal Hypoxia Research

In July of 2004, Myrtle Beach fishermen were startled to encounter scores of flounder clustered in ankle-deep water along the shoreline of the Grand Strand. While the huge catch of flatfish may have been good news for anglers, the reason for this flounder jubilee, as it came to be called, was worrying: A “dead zone” of extremely low levels of dissolved oxygen in offshore waters had forced the animals towards land. Coastal Carolina University (CCU) led the effort to launch a massive investigation into the causes and repercussions of such an event, known as hypoxia (hypo=lack of, oxia=oxygen).

Dr. Xu Receives the 2011-2012 Emerging Scholar Incentive Award

The University Research Council is proud to announce Dr. Kehui (Kevin) Xu as the recipient of the 2011-2012 Emerging Scholar Incentive Award.  The purpose of this incentive award is to recognize the research, scholarship, and/or creative progress of tenure-track faculty who are early in their CCU careers and to support the research programs of the university.  The recipient is selected from nominees from each college.  As part of his award, Dr.


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