Because the Delaware River is so much cleaner, the Atlantic sturgeon, an endangered species, has returned. Sometimes, in some areas of the river, there's not enough oxygen for their young to thrive. The Delaware River Basin Commission is working on a model to see what's needed to support those young fish.
From the set of the live TV panel discussion of climate change produced by the students of Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media. Meg McGuire (yours truly) in the center, flanked on the left by Timothy Hall, NASA senior scientist, and on the right by Louis Biondolillo, the student host of Focus: Climate. PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
Just like us, fish need oxygen to breath, though they get their oxygen from the water they swim in. The Atlantic sturgeon is an endangered species that has returned to the cleaner Delaware River but their future is threatened because sometimes there isn't enough oxygen for their young to thrive.