In the Boca Ciega Bay, near Madeira Beach’s mouth in July 2021, thousands of dead fish float in the water. This is due to the loss of oxygen in the ocean water, which has caused many deaths in marine life in Florida and other states. Credit: Octavio Jones/Getty Images
Billions of people who depend on the ocean to survive will be affected by the rising frequency of dead zone.
Julie PullenShe leads climate risk initiatives and climate solutions in emerging areas of climate technology (climatetech). She is an adjunct researcher scientist at Columbia’s Earth Institute. Pullen has a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in physical oceanography.
Nathalie GoodkinShe is a chemical oceanographer and uses modern corals as a tool to study ocean changes. She is an associate curator at American Museum of Natural History and holds a Ph.D. in a joint program of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.