Gulf of Mexico Faces Record-Breaking Dead Zone With Devastating Consequences

Nature World News: This year may be one of the deadliest for marine life who call the Gulf of Mexico home, a number of researchers warn. NOAA-supported models at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium forecast that the hypoxic "dead" zone located along the shores of the gulf will stretch between 7,286 and 8,561 square miles, resulting in a biological desert. Should this be the case, 2013 would rank in the top 10 for largest dead zones ever recorded......

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