NOAA Ocean Podcast: Hypoxia

When water runs off of farmland and urban centers and flows into our streams and rivers, it is often chock-full of fertilizers and other nutrients. This massive load of nutrients eventually end up in our coastal ocean, fueling a chain of events that can lead to hypoxic ‘dead zones’ — areas along the sea floor where oxygen is so low it can no longer sustain marine life. In this episode, we explore why dead zones form, how the problem of hypoxia is growing worse, and what we’re doing about it.

Source: NOAA Ocean Podcast: Hypoxia

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