Monday, August 14, 2006

Georgia's coastal ocean the next dead zone?

Oxygen levels are dropping year by year off Georgia, leading one scientist to suggest that Georgia could be next in line for a summertime dead zone.

Peter Verity says that he's already seen scary low oxygen levels (nearly lethal hypoxia) and increases in jellyfish (there's the rise of slime again).

This is a big surprise off Georgia, where moving water should prevent hypoxia.

Surprising dead zones off Oregon and perhaps next off Georgia? The rise of slime? It seems Jeremy Jackson's deeply sad "Brave New Ocean" is coming soon.

Here at blogfish we like oxygen. We promise to try to find some good news so that we can all breathe again.

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