‘Flounder jubilees’ are nothing new

'Flounder jubilees' are nothing new By Bo Petersen, The Post and Courier Sunday, July 25, 2010They call them "flounder jubilees," odd happenstances when the fish come up into the shallows in masses and people gig them by the hundreds. A few Gulf of Mexico beach communities have a reputation for jubilees. And they're apparently not [...]

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Myrtle ‘dead zones’ stir worries

Myrtle 'dead zones' stir worries By Bo Petersen, The Post and Courier Sunday, July 25, 2010MYRTLE BEACH -- In the mid-August heat, fishermen began pulling in flounder after flounder on Springmaid Pier. But the fish weren't fighting. Susan Libes could see bottom- dwelling flounder in the surf below the pier. The marine science chemist was [...]

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Downsizing The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

Downsizing The Gulf Of Mexico's Dead Zone By Valerie Brown21 July 2010The Gulf of Mexico has taken some hard hits recently, including Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But it has also had a chronic and worsening affliction: an oxygen-depleted “dead zone” that stretches along the coast from just west of the Mississippi River [...]

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Dead Zone in Gulf due to BP oil spill, say experts

Dead Zone in Gulf due to BP oil spill, say experts2010-07-12The dead zone that has been persisting in the Gulf for over a month now, is most likely due to the BP oil spill, say experts. Oil spills can deplete oxygen in water by providing a source of food to microbes that grow on oil [...]

2010-07-19T10:23:00+00:00July 19th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Dead Zone in Gulf due to BP oil spill, say experts

Gulf Oil Spill Gulf Dead Zone Double Environmental Disaster?

Gulf Oil Spill Gulf Dead Zone Double Environmental Disaster? By Erna Buffie Jun 4, 2010A dangerous and unplanned scientific experiment is underway in the Gulf, thanks to the combined impact of a massive oil spill and a seasonal dead zone The gulf oil spill is impacting an ocean ecosystem already under severe stress due to [...]

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Gulf Oil Spill – Size of Spill Not the Only Environmental Threat

Gulf Oil Spill - Size of Spill Not the Only Environmental Threat By Erna Buffie Jun 14, 2010Scientists say that new estimates on the size of the Gulf oil spill could quadruple its environmental impact, but size may not be the biggest threat. So much of what is happening in the Gulf is hidden, both [...]

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Missouri Corn Stalk Testing Benefits the ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

Missouri Corn Stalk Testing Benefits the 'Dead Zone' in Gulf By Public News Service - MOJuly 8, 2010DEXTER, MO. - Missouri FFA students will soon be in the field with farmers to learn how cutting-edge science on the farm could help the Gulf of Mexico. The program involves testing corn stalks for nitrogen, allowing farmers [...]

2010-07-19T10:17:00+00:00July 19th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Missouri Corn Stalk Testing Benefits the ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

Oil And Dead Zone Threaten Gulf Mexico

Oil And Dead Zone Threaten Gulf Mexico By PRLog (Press Release)Jul 13, 2010 The Gulf of Mexico is under a double threat. The BP oil spill, as well as the infamous ‘dead zone’, created from nitrogen, which is used to fertilize corn. Leaching into the Mississippi River, it flows out into the Gulf. Up to [...]

2010-07-19T10:14:00+00:00July 19th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Oil And Dead Zone Threaten Gulf Mexico

Dead Zone in Gulf Linked to Oil

Dead Zone in Gulf Linked to Oil By Jessica MarshallFri Jul 9, 2010 08:21 AM ET, DISCOVERY NEWS  THE GIST A zone of low oxygen has persisted for more than a month off the coast of Alabama. Wildlife that can move has left. Plankton in the low-oxygen zones has died. The long-term effects are uncertain. [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:13+00:00July 12th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Dead Zone in Gulf Linked to Oil

Video: Low-oxygen dead zone found on seafloor off Alabama coast

Video: Low-oxygen dead zone found on seafloor off Alabama coast By Ben Raines, Press-Register Sunday, July 04, 2010, 5:00 AM  Recent testing by the Press-Register indicates that a low-oxygen dead zone is hugging the seafloor in places along the Alabama coast, with levels far below the threshold required to support life. The newspaper sampled oxygen [...]

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