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Hypoxia: The O2 Blues (2003)




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana, Chesapeake Bay

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-09-24

Duration: 00:18:59

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Environment | Water quality | Hypoxia (Water)


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • LaBauve, Randy Producer
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Aguilar, Priscilla Speaker
  • Bergeron, Beau Speaker
  • Dortch, Quay Interviewee
  • Felton, Mac Interviewee
  • Hall, Frank Interviewee
  • Rabalais, Nancy Interviewee
  • Holmes, Robert Interviewee
  • Kinner, Michael Interviewee
  • Czapar, George Interviewee
  • Niebuhr, David Interviewee
  • Diaz, Robert Interviewee


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from September 24, 2003, host Greg Grandy and the student reporters explore hypoxia, low oxygen levels in bodies of water. They cover: eutrophication; phytoplankton; zooplankton; hypoxia and anoxia; the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico; best management practices for farming; anoxia in the Long Island Sound; and the water quality of Chesapeake Bay. They interview: Quay Dortch, an oceanographer with NOAA; Mac Felton, microbiologist; Frank Hall, a geological oceanographer with the University of New Orleans; Nancy Rabalais, a marine biologist with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON); Robert Holmes, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey; Michael Kinner, a farmer in Illinois; George Czapar of the University of Illinois; David Niebuhr, an oceanographer with Salem State College; and Robert Diaz, an oceanographer with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.