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Monday, July 29, 2013

Scientists find large Gulf dead zone, but smaller than predicted

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Scientists find large Gulf dead zone, but smaller than predicted
NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic "dead" zone, but not as large as had been predicted. Measuring 5,840 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut, the 2013 Gulf dead zone indicates nutrients from the Mississippi River watershed are continuing to affect the nation's commercial and recreational marine resources in the Gulf. http://phys.org/news/2013-07-scientists-large-gulf-dead-zone.html#nwlt http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/2013/14-scientistsfi.jpg
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