NOAA forecasts very large ‘dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Dead Zone

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or ‘dead zone’ – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life – to be approximately 7,829 square miles or roughly the size of Massachusetts. The annual prediction is based on U.S. Geological Survey river flow and nutrient data.


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