Project Description

This special segment on Red Tides, Hypoxia and Dead Zones begins in Biloxi Mississippi where AWE News interviews Robin Krohn-David back in December of 2015 where an usually large toxic Red Tide shut down their seafood industry and endangered the local residents. We then travel to Cocodrie, Louisiana and visit with Dr. Nancy Rabalais, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) who explains what’s causing these unusually large toxic Red Tides as well as the exorbitant amount of Dead Zones across the Earth choking our waterways and endangering our future, the largest of which is in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Rabalais will also reveal the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s famous thriller, ‘The Birds’.