NOAA AND LOUISIANA SCIENTISTS SAY GULF OF MEXICO “DEAD ZONE” COULD BE LARGEST SINCE MEASUREMENTS BEGAN IN 1985

NOAA AND LOUISIANA SCIENTISTS SAY GULF OF MEXICO “DEAD ZONE” COULD BE LARGEST SINCE MEASUREMENTS BEGAN IN 1985

NOAA Magazine; July 17, 2007

A team of scientists from NOAA, the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, and Louisiana State University is forecasting that the “dead zone” off the coast of Louisiana and Texas this summer — an area of low or no oxygen which can threaten or kill all marine life in it — has the potential to be the largest since shelf wide measurements began in 1985, and significantly larger than the average size since 1990.

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