COSEE Ocean Systems: News
2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone 'above average'
Description: 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 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forecast was caused by heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed. [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 8/4/2015
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