Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simple Way of Understanding Dead Zones


The nature of dead zones is an area of public interest that lacks, well, the interest. Unless you’re an aspiring biologist or future scientist of a related-area, you might not have a clue as to what a dead zone actually is. Like me for example! Prior to taking this course, I didn’t have the slightest clue as to what a dead zone consisted of. But in simple layman’s terms a dead zone “is an area in a river or bay that doesn't have enough oxygen in the water to sustain the presence of fish, crabs, and shrimp” as stated by Allison Quantz from the Virginia Foundation for Humanities. If you are like me and you need a simple demonstration as to what dead zones consist of, why it happens and what you can do to eliminate them, then watch this video from Assignment Earth.

If more people become aware of the current state of our oceanic environments, we can establish a better and cleaner ocean, the animals that live there and provide a better future for future generations.






Source:
http://wamu.org/news/12/05/17/dead_zones_reversible_virginia_biologist_says

- Luann Algoso

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