NASA has identified several hundred marine dead zones around the world. A dead zone is an area in the ocean where the oxygen level is too low for marine life to survive. Some of them occur naturally, but most of them are man-made. Seven out of the world’s ten largest dead zones are in the Baltic Sea. The biggest dead zone in the Baltic Sea is almost the size of Ireland.
Reportage: Daniel Hager
Research: Loke Nyberg
The lack of oxygen in the Baltic Sea continues to crisis in 2020, according to new measurements from SMHI. But the trend can be reversed if we have a little patience…
Reportage: Fanny Jönsson
Photo: Johan Candert, Robert Westerberg, Simon Stanford
Editor: Alexandre Gobatti Ramos
Graph 1: Baltic Sea Centre, Bo Gustafsson
Graph 2: IOW + SMHI / C. Dieterich, M. Meier, M. Gröger
Reportage from course participants at the Red Cross Folk High School’s documentary film line…
Features: Johan Ahlberg, Linn Bassman, Adrian Flensburg, Mathilda Lindgren
Photo: Johan Candert, Michael Palmgren, Robert Westerberg
Archive material: Alan Toth, SVT Uppland
Graphic: Baltic Sea Centre (Stockholm University)
The EU’s and Sweden’s marine policy has for several decades led to overfished seas. Several ocean areas are on the brink of an ecological disaster. Climate change, warming and eutrophication are the result of human activities, which are dramatically changing our oceans….
Text: Peter Löfgren