At Savannah Port, River Respirators to Help Fish Breathe

At Savannah Port, River Respirators to Help Fish Breathe

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fish - NOAA photoAs government engineers work to keep the nation’s fourth-busiest seaport from losing its competitive edge, they are also planning what amounts to a massive science project to ensure fish in the harbor can still breathe.

When the Savannah harbor is deepened to allow for supersized cargo ships, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to install a dozen machines that function like bubblers in a home aquarium to compensate for an expected drop in dissolved oxygen.

(READ the AP story in the Boston Globe)

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