Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone
What exactly is a dead zone and what causes it?
When their is an excessive amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the water it can cause algae to “bloom” to harmful levels. Eventually the algae removes sunlight from reaching the plants then they die off and interrupts the whole food chain. This is because of runoffs, pesticides used by farmers, and some air pollution. This is what causes dead zones.
What types of organisms are involved in a dead zone?
What are the ecological impacts of this dead zone?
What are the economic impacts of this dead zone?
Geographic locations effected by these economic impacts
How to reduce the Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone!
Works Cited (Nick)
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”Chesapeak Bay Eutrophication." Http://www.umces.edu. Web.
Works Cited (Keelan)
"Large 'dead Zone' Signals Continued Problems for the Chesapeake Bay."Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.
"Chesapeake Bay Program." Bay Blog RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.
"Fish-Killing Dead Zones Set to Swarm Chesapeake Bay." TakePart. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.
"The Economic Importance of the Bay." What We Have to Lose. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.
"Nitrogen & Phosphorus." Dead Zones. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2016.