COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Two decades of hurricanes change coastal ecosystems: increase algae blooms, fish kills, dead zones
Description: Arthur, Bertha, Fran, Josephine. Ana, Joaquin, Hermine, Matthew -- each might be a favorite child's name. But in fact they're terms for something that's far from good news: hurricanes. All hit the coast of North Carolina between 1996 and 2016, leaving destruction in their wakes. The damage included estuaries flooded with excess nutrients, leading to increased algae blooms, fish kills and dead zones. Scientists have set out to chronicle how two decades of hurricanes have affected the second-largest estuary in the U.S.: North Carolina's Neuse River. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 5/2/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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