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No.31/ Marine Dead Zones

31st TED-ED – TAW coproduction

Synopsis: For most of the year, the Gulf of Mexico is teeming with marine life, from tiny crustaceans to massive whales. But every summer, disaster strikes. Around May, animals begin to flee the area. And soon, creatures that can’t swim or can’t swim fast enough begin to suffocate and die off in massive numbers. What’s going on? Kate Slabosky dives into the lethal conditions that create dead zones.

View full lesson: Can the ocean run out of oxygen – Kate Slabosky

Length: 06 min 20 sec

Release Date: Aug 18, 2020

Educator Kate Slabosky

Director: Mette Ilene Holmriis

Narrator Adrian Dannatt

Animator Mette Ilene Holmriis, Jeanette Nørgaard

Storyboard Artist Mette Ilene Holmriis

Art Director Mette Ilene Holmriis

Compositor Christen Bach

Producer: The Animation Workshop, Bethany Cutmore-Scott 

Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa

Composer Stephen LaRosa

Director of Production Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal

Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler

Script Editor Alex Gendler

Fact-checker Eden Girma

About Mette: Mette Ilene Holmriis is a Copenhagen based animator and director with a passion for bringing characters to life. She graduated from The Animation Workshop in 2009 and has been working in feature films as well as commercial and games with international clients and partners.