Rising Tide #105 Nancy Rabalais is the Mother of Dead Zones

In the latest episode of Rising Tide, along with Blue News, David and Vicki talk with Dr. Nancy Rabalais from Louisiana State University. Nancy’s been called ‘the mother of dead zones’ in that her decades of research has helped define the Gulf of Mexico’s seasonal oxygen-depleted waters generated by polluted agricultural runoff from the Mississippi. These dead zones can grow to the size of New Jersey. She’s also studied the long-term impacts of the BP oil spill. Plus, we’ll hear about her encounter with an offshore alligator.    

‘Rising Tide, the Ocean Podcast’, is a refreshing, irreverent dive into the lives, work, and explorations of some of today’s leading and diverse ocean voices. Each half hour episode co-hosted by David Helvarg and Vicki Nichols-Goldstein sails through lively discussions with our guests about marine life, culture, and critical issues affecting our rapidly changing seas. Informative, enlightening, and often humorous, it is an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about understanding, enjoying, and protecting our salty blue world.

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