2017 Gulf dead zone is largest ever, size of New Jersey, researchers say

By Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune August 2, 2017 Researchers measured the largest dead zone since 1985 during their 2017 cruise, with this year's low-oxygen area totaling 8,776 square miles, larger than the state of New Jersey. Red on the map indicates hypoxia, where the oxygen level is less than 2 parts per million. [...]

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Unwanted Record: Biggest Ever Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico

By Janet McConnaughey | US News August 2, 2017 There's an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year's "dead zone," where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured. The low-oxygen, or hypoxic , zone covers 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers) — about the size of New Jersey, [...]

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Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

By Oliver Milman | The Guardian August 1, 2017 A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die. Toxins from manure and fertiliser pouring into waterways in and around the Gulf of Mexico are causing harmful algal blooms, leading to [...]

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