A school of silversides swims past a sea nettle at Dogwood Harbor in Tilghman Island, Md.

A school of silversides swims past a sea nettle at Dogwood Harbor in Tilghman Island, Md.

Experts say the health of the Chesapeake Bay is improving overall, but scientists are now reporting that dead zones ––oxygen starved areas that create biological deserts–- are at a three-year high. What caused this year’s increase, and how is it affecting marine life? Kojo discusses with lead researchers.

Guests

  • Denise Breitburg Principal Investigator and Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; @SmithsonianEnv
  • Marjorie Friedrichs Research Associate Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary; @VIMS_News

What Are Dead Zones?

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