Gulf dead zone big as New Jersey in 2007

By Program #5280 of the Earth & Sky Radio Series
August, 2007

In 2007, the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t as large as predicted, but it’s still the third-largest dead zone ever mapped in the Gulf.

It’s an area about as big as the state of New Jersey, off the coast of Texas and Louisiana. That’s according to Nancy Rabalais, who led a team of scientists aboard a research vessel that mapped the extent of this year’s dead zone.

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