June 10, 2019

USA Today: Near-record ‘dead zone’ predicted in the Gulf of Mexico this summer

The annual Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that’s harmful to sea life – will be the second-largest on record this summer, scientists announced Monday. This year’s zone should be about 8,717 square miles, an area roughly the size of New Hampshire, according to researchers...
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