Gulf Dead Zone Makes for Shrimpier Shrimp

By Christopher Intagliata | Scientific American February 8, 2017 The low-oxygen waters of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico result in smaller shrimp, and a spike in large shrimp prices. Christopher Intagliata reports. Every spring, the Mississippi River dumps tens of thousands of tons of nutrient runoff into the Gulf of Mexico. Add temperature, current [...]