Hypoxia- Dead Zones

    You tell us as to what can be done to prevent hypoxic activities...

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Name: Sankalpana Agrawal

Email: sankalpana13@gmail.com

Comment: To prevent hypoxic activities, laws must be enforced. The UN must take up this issue. And most importantly, factories should NOT dispose their waste in the seas. It kills the aquatic life.

Name: Aman Sharma

Email: amansharma95@gmail.com

Comment: If we want to prevent hypoxic activities, first the people belonging to the areas in which these activities might take place must be warned. Someone has to make people aware about the ill effects of disposing dirty garbage into seas and oceans.

Name: Anirudh Kacker

Email: anirudhkacker11@gmail.com

Comment: Technological solutions are also possible, such as those used in the Salford Docks area of the Manchester Ship Canal in England, where years of runoff from sewers and roads had accumulated in the slow running waters. In 2001 a compressed air injection system was introduced, which raised the oxygen levels in the water by up to 300%.

Name: Harman Singh

Email: harman_singh1313@yahoo.in

Comment: The no. of dead zones have increased at an alarming rate, from 146 in 2004 to 405 in 2008. Their sizes range from as small as 1 square kilometre to 70000 square kilometres. They already occupy 2% of the total ocean volume. It is important that we understand the seriousness of the situation and act with full diligence. If we are not able to do so, the situation will degrade and will cause disproportion in the delicate balance of our ecosystem, which can adversely affect us.