While we talk about many topics on this blog, we have yet to address what happens in the worst case scenario. What happens if we continue to let the ocean die? What happens if we never take responsibility for the poisoning of our waters? As a species, we are very dependent on the ocean for … More Ocean Armageddon – what’s the worst that can happen?
Ocean dead zones are defined by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as “areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration that animal life suffocates and dies” (learn more here). This is because there are too many nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus, in the water. These nutrients cause the eutrophication (excessive richness of nutrients) … More Dead zones: Welcome to the front line