‘A major punch in the gut’: Midwest rains projected to create near-record dead zone in Gulf

Sarah Kaplan / Washington Post 10 June 2019 As rain deluged the Midwest this spring, commercial fisherman Ryan Bradley knew it was only a matter of time before the disaster reached him. All that water falling on all that fertilizer-enriched farmland would soon wend its way through streams and rivers into Bradley’s fishing grounds in [...]

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Massive 8,000-mile ‘dead zone’ could be one of the gulf’s largest

Sarah Gibbens / National Geographic 10 June 2019 Record-breaking Midwest rainfall washed tons of fertilizer and sewage water out to sea, contributing to a devastatingly large patch of polluted water, scientists say. Just off the coast of Louisiana and Texas where the Mississippi River empties, the ocean is dying. The cyclical event known as the [...]

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The Gulf could see one of the largest dead zones in history this year

Jen Christensen / CNN 10 June, 2019 (CNN)The Gulf of Mexico could see one of its largest dead zones on record this summer, according to researchers. A "dead zone" is known in scientific literature as hypoxia, which means low oxygen. This water, with its low concentration of dissolved oxygen, can no longer support the life that calls [...]

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Near-Record ‘Dead Zone’ Predicted in Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press / New York Times 10 June 2019 NEW ORLEANS — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. "A major factor contributing to the large dead zone this year is the abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many [...]

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Dead zone could be as large as Massachusetts

Halle Parker / Daily Comet 10 June, 2019 As a result of the unusually heavy rainfall across the Mississippi River watershed, scientists forecast that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico may be 67 percent larger than average this year. The dead zone, or hypoxic zone, is an area in the Gulf with low [...]

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