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Scientists expect slightly below average Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' this summer
Description: Scientists are expecting that this year's Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone, also called the "dead zone," will be approximately 1.37 cubic miles - about the volume of 2.3 million Olympic-size swimming pools. While still large, this is 10 percent lower than the long-term average as measured since 1950. Low river flow and nutrient loading reasons given for the smaller predicted size of the dead zone. [Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science]
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Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Publish Date: 6/23/2015
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