Scientists predict a Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ the size of New Jersey this summer

By Chelsea Harvey / The Washington Post June 21, 2017 An oxygen-poor “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, which can prompt harmful algae blooms and threaten marine life, could approach the size of New Jersey this summer, federal scientists say — making it the third-largest the Gulf has seen. A new forecast from the National [...]

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Tackling “dead zone” long-term job

By Lynn Grooms / Agri-View June 1, 2017 On a trip to Louisiana earlier this spring, members of the Iowa County’s Farmer-Led Watershed Protection Group in southwestern Wisconsin learned more about hypoxia – commonly referred to as the “dead zone” – in the Gulf of Mexico. A scientist from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium [...]

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