Graham Sustainability Institute

Forecasting Dead Zones and Toxic Algal Blooms - Video

Thursday, June 18, 2015

U-M researchers and their partners are forecasting an average, but still large, "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year. The forecast calls for an oxygen-depleted zone roughly the size of Connecticut. But what exactly is a "Dead Zone" -- and what are the conditions for, and consequences of, "Harmful Algal Blooms"? 

Watch this short interview with Graham Sustainability Institute Director, Don Scavia, for a clear explanation.