Breathing life into the Indian Ocean by predicting ‘dead zones’

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

In 2001, off India’s coastal state of Goa, the shrimp catch dropped by 80 percent in just a few years. The die-off was later traced to a dip in the ocean’s oxygen level. “It was a massive event that almost collapsed the fisheries on the western Indian coast,” said AOS Faculty Member Laure Resplandy, an assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, who studies how our oceans, atmosphere and climate interact.

Resplandy's research was highlighted in a news feature in Princeton's annual magazine, Discovery: Research at Princeton.