Scientists from Twelve Land-Grant Universities Forge Partnership with Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force

Scientists from Twelve Land-Grant Universities Forge Partnership with Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force By Nassau News Live30 June 2014Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution [...]

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Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” about the size of Connecticut

Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" about the size of Connecticut By Christopher Doering, The Des Moines Register24 June 2014  (Photo: Charlie Neibergall AP) U.S. scientists are expecting an average "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico in 2014 that will cover an area about the size of the state of Connecticut. The forecast, developed by [...]

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Gulf of Mexico dead zone expected to be average size this summer

Gulf of Mexico dead zone expected to be average size this summer By Advocate staff report25 June 2014Associated Press photo by Johnny Hanson -- First year Texas A&M oceanography student, Rebecca Gray, boards the research boat, RV Manta June 17, 2014, on Pelican Island in Galveston, Texas. She and a group of faculty and students [...]

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Gulf dead zone forecast to be average size this summer

Gulf dead zone forecast to be average size this summer By Keith Magill25 June 2014This summer's dead zone off Louisiana will be about average, roughly the size of Connecticut, researchers say. The annual Gulf of Mexico dead zone, where water lacks enough oxygen to support marine life, will span 4,633 to 5,708 square miles. The [...]

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NOAA, Partners Predict an Average Dead Zone for Gulf of Mexico; Slightly Above Average Hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay

NOAA, Partners Predict an Average Dead Zone for Gulf of Mexico; Slightly Above Average Hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay By Ben Sherman, Michael Woodside, Ethan Alpern, USGS24 June 2014Scientists are expecting an average, but still large, hypoxic or "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year, and slightly above-average hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay.   [...]

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‘Dead zone’ the size of Connecticut expected along Louisiana coast, scientists say

'Dead zone' the size of Connecticut expected along Louisiana coast, scientists say By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune24 June 2014 Size of low-oxygen dead zone measured each July along Louisiana's coast since 1985, in orange. Estimated size of this year's low-oxygen area, in red, based on the amount of nitrogen carried by the Mississippi River [...]

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LUMCON Executive Director Nancy Rabalais leads discussion at Our Oceans symposium

LUMCON Executive Director Nancy Rabalais leads discussion at Our Oceans symposium By Dr. Nancy Rabalais, LUMCON21 June 2014Secretary of State John Kerry hosted an international symposium Our Ocean to take steps to create a healthier ocean. The conference, held at the State Department on June 16-18, focused on three key issues sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:59+00:00June 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on LUMCON Executive Director Nancy Rabalais leads discussion at Our Oceans symposium

Runoff data empowers farmers to do more, specialist says

Runoff data empowers farmers to do more, specialist says By Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press16 June 2014 MIKE DANIELS, center left, blue shirt, talks about the nutrient monitoring program he and other University of Arkansas specialists are conducting on Arkansas' Discovery Farms during a tour for members of the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:59+00:00June 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Runoff data empowers farmers to do more, specialist says

New 12-State Task Force Aims to Shrink Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Down to Size

New 12-State Task Force Aims to Shrink Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Down to Size By Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit22 May 2014The northern Gulf of Mexico has long served as an illustration of the dangers and economic costs associated with marine hypoxia. Also called “dead zones,” marine hypoxia is a shortage of oxygen in ocean [...]

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New tool used to measure Gulf oxygen levels

New tool used to measure Gulf oxygen levels By Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle20 June 2014 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A team of Texas scientists this week are releasing four torpedo-like, remote-controlled gliders into the northern Gulf of Mexico to measure oxygen levels, bringing researchers closer to a long-cherished goal of broadly monitoring the health of the [...]

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