Twitter chat: What are the biggest threats to U.S. waters and marine life?


Join PBS NewsHour and the National Aquarium in Baltimore for a Twitter chat on the challenges facing America’s marine life. Photo of a dead fish on the beach in Louisiana was taken in 2010, a month after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Saturday marks the United Nations’ 11th annual World Water Day — an event meant to bring awareness to the connection between water and energy.

It’s safe to say that water affects your life in some way or another. Perhaps you’re a California resident who’s experiencing the effects of the drought. Or maybe water plays a large role in your work.

Join PBS NewsHour for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday about water and its impact on your world. Eric Schwaab, Chief Conservation Officer at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Md., and Laura Bankey, the aquarium’s Director of Conservation, will take your questions about water and how pollution, climate change and ocean acidification affects marine life.

Submit your questions to the comments below or join #NewsHourChats with @NatlAquarium and @LauraBankey Thursday at 1 p.m. EDT. You can also follow along here:

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