Dissolved oxygen is a keystone molecule in aquatic environments. It is produced by photosynthesis to support food webs, it controls the recycling of key nutrients, and it is essential to the health and survival of most animals.  As a consequence, our understanding of oxygen is central to our understanding of coastal ecology. This presentation explores the role of oxygen in estuaries worldwide, and how its depletion due to pollution and climate change is expected to change in the future.


Cost: Free
Where: ZOOM Webinar – you will receive a participant link after registering
Pre-Registration Required: https://www.usmf.org/s4c/
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!

This webinar is presented as a part of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s Science for Communities Seminar Series.  These public programs invite the community to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Southern Maryland, our nation, and the world.  This spring, webinars will focus on “The Urban Ocean.” View the complete Science for Communities Webinar schedule.