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Superheroes of Science

Dec 6, 2021

While hypoxia, or the reduced amount of oxygen available in a body of water, is a naturally occurring phenomenon, human impact can make hypoxia worse. Paris Collingsworth, Assistant Research Professor in the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Great Lakes Ecosystems Specialist for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, discusses his research with hypoxia in Lake Erie along with Great Lakes ecosystems and special properties of water that lead to the development of hypoxic conditions in Lake Erie during the summer months.