The Suffocating Sea: The Dead Zone in the Arabian Sea
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 827 , Segment 4
Episode: Trade Wars and US Allies, The Science of Plot Twists, Mother of a Potential Shooter
- Jun 5, 2018 11:00 pm
- 14:50 mins
Guest: Bastien Queste, PhD, Marine Biogeochemist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia Pirates and political conflict make a large stretch of the Arabian Sea dangerous for scientists concerned about the water quality there. So a team of researchers deployed human-sized underwater drones to get a closer look at the problems lurking below the water in the Gulf of Oman, which is bordered by Oman, Iran, Pakistan and India. Their findings show a dead zone that’s grown to roughly the size of Florida.