NOAA Forecasts Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” to be “Larger-Than-Average”
NOAA has released their annual prediction for the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” and according to their scientists, the area will be “larger-than-average” this year. The report predicts that the “dead zone” will be approximately 6,700 square miles, which is larger than the long-term average measured size of 5,387 square miles.
“Not only does the dead zone hurt marine life, but it also harms commercial and recreational fisheries and the communities they support,” said Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service...
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