Nutrient Pollution Could Cause Record-Setting ‘Dead Zone’ In Gulf Of Mexico

RedOrbit: cientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, according to several NOAA-supported forecast models. Those same models predict a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium used the NOAA-supported models to forecast that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic “dead zone" will be between 7,286 and 8,561 square miles,......

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