Ocean Oxygen

Low oxygen caused the death of this coral in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The dead crabs (right foreground, left background) also died because of the loss of dissolved oxygen. (Courtesy  Arcadio Castillo / Smithsonian)
Ocean Oxygen

More and more, the world’s oceans and coastal waters – like the Gulf of Mexico – are developing areas where there’s no oxygen. That lack of air dooms sea life, and it looks like humans are to blame. A University of South Florida College of Marine Science professor is on an international team studying the phenomenon. Hear from him on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

More Information: 

Brad Seibel
Professor of Biological Oceanography
USF College of Marine Science
727-553-3403             Email: seibel@usf.edu

Abstract of the study from Jan. 4 Science magazine
WUSF News story on the study
Smithsonian press release on the study

Original Broadcast Date: 
01/16/18

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