Articles tagged "gulf of mexico hypoxia"

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NOAA predicts very large 2019 dead zone for the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA scientists are forecasting 2019 Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, or dead zone, to be very large - approximately 20 277 km2 (7 829 mi2). Dead zones are areas of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine animals. Considered one of the world’s...

June 10, 2019

runoff from farms and cities draining into mississippi creating hypoxic dead zones

Gulf of Mexico hypoxic 'dead zone' forecasted to exceed 17 250 square km (6 660 square miles)

The June 2018 forecast of the size of the hypoxic zone also known as the 'dead zone' in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2018 is that it will cover 17 250 km2 (6,660 mi2) of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The 95%...

June 08, 2018

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2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’

Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, is, at 16 767 square km (6 474 square miles), above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forec

August 06, 2015