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Summer 2018 ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than average

July 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Summer 2018 ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than average

A team of scientists led by Dr. Nancy Rabalais and Dr. Eugene Turner recently returned from measuring the recurring area of low-oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico. The hypoxic zone is smaller than average this year, but Rabalais cautions that the problems that cause low oxygen are not solved.

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