Campus News

Doubly dangerous

An article by the United Press International about marine creatures in the Gulf of Mexico that face a double threat from agricultural runoff and atmospheric carbon dioxide, quoted Wei-Jun Cai, a professor of marine sciences, and UGA marine scientist James T. Hollibaugh (see story, Study finds that run-off, emissions deliver double whammy to coastal marine creatures).

“Many of our fisheries resources, especially shellfish, are concentrated in areas where rivers discharge onto the coast, like the northern Gulf and the East China Sea, and thus are at risk,” Hollibaugh said. “And of course there are likely ramifications for fish and animals further up the food chain that depend on these same shellfish for food.”