Scientists from a local nature reserve who examined the waters of the bay said 95% of sea life to the depth of 10 to 15 meters was dead.
Salmon Impacting Pesticides Kept on Market by New EPA
Chlorpyrifos is widely used by farmers to protect crops like strawberries, broccoli and citrus fruit from insect pests. In recent years, though, scientists have found evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos residues can harm the developing brains of small children, even in the womb.
Toxic Chemicals In Florida Lagoon Marine Life
Flame retardants and pesticide byproducts are showing up at potentially toxic levels in sharks, rays and other marine life in the Indian River Lagoon and in the ocean just off Brevard County. Little is known about the health effects of… Read More ›
Acidification & Low-Oxygen Threatens Lowcountry Shellfish
That’s not a dire prediction linked to climate change. It’s already starting to happen as the ocean gets more acidic. And for the Lowcountry, ocean acidification might not even be the real threat. It might be what scientists call the one-two punch of acidification and low oxygen in the estuaries, the nursery for the shellfish we eat – shrimp, oysters, clams.
Researcher’s Nightmare Fish Story: A Tale of Plastic in Fish
Story by Charmaine Coimbra The diminutive Dr. Chelsea Rochman shared a big fish story. She reeled in tiny Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) for research, and landed big results–results that could change the way we consume and what we eat. She calls it “the… Read More ›
479 Hypoxic Waterways Worldwide
By Ruth Reader Historic eutrophic and hypoxic zones, from the World Resources Institute’s interactive map Read more: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-biggest-dead-zones-in-americas-waterways#ixzz2YqOYw4zq Follow us: @motherboard on Twitter | motherboardtv on Facebook The NOAA forecasted that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic “dead” zone will be… Read More ›
Yellow Sea Turns Green
It’s become an annual affair, the rafts of green algae washing up on the shores of Qingdao, China. Since 2007, massive algae blooms in the Yellow Sea have been fueled, scientists think, by “pollution and increased seaweed farming” south of Qingdao. The mats… Read More ›
Texas A&M Confirms Gulf Dead Zone Spread
NOAA scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico this year following a relatively small one by recent standards in 2012 due to the worst drought conditions in 100 years affecting the approximately 41% of… Read More ›
Hypoxia: More in Gulf of Mexico; Less in Chesapeake Bay
June 18, 2013 NOAA photo Less oxygen dissolved in the water is often referred to as a “dead zone” (in red above) because most marine life either dies, or, if they are mobile such as fish, leave the area. Habitats… Read More ›
Call Neptune 911–The Pacific Ocean Wants Help
SYDNEY – The immense scale of the Pacific Ocean at 165 million square kilometers inspires awe and fascination, but for those who inhabit the 22 Pacific island countries and territories, it is the very source of life. Without it, livelihoods… Read More ›