Photos

Acidification of the Chesapeake Bay

May 5, 2016
small fish at water's surface

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

A reflected inland silverside (Menidia beryllina) performs “aquatic surface respiration” in an aquarium. When threatened with low oxygen, fish often swim to the surface, where oxygen is more abundant but predators can more easily spot them.  

Photo courtesy Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Photos for News Media Use Only


DCSIMG