COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Mississippi flood renews Gulf coast anxieties
Description: The swollen Mississippi River is expected to deliver another heavy blow to a seafood industry already on the ropes: a massive flush of fertilizer, animal manure, treated sewage, pesticide and urban runoff. Scientists predict this polluted wash will give rise to the Gulf of Mexico's largest-ever "dead zone," a large swath of ocean devoid of fish, shellfish and other marine life. [Source: New York Times]
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Source: New York Times
Publish Date: 5/26/2011
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