Nancy Rabalais is the Mother of Dead Zones

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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.