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12 June 2019, 11:11 | Edward Lowe
Very large 'dead zone' forecast for Gulf of Mexico
Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" - an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. These low oxygen conditions in the most productive waters of the Gulf affect the organisms in the area and can even cause their death, thus threatening the living resources, including fish, shrimp and crabs that are caught there.
The forecast was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which funds the scientists' work, and is based on U.S. Geological Survey river flow and nutrient data.
Numerous water quality efforts in the Mississippi River basin, which feeds into the gulf, are as much about addressing the dead zone as they are about trying to make rivers and lakes in the Midwest less green. The map illustrates how runoff from farms (green areas) and cities (red areas) drains into the MS, delivering nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico and fueling the annual hypoxic zone.
The nutrients feed algae, which die and then decompose on the ocean ground, the employ of up oxygen from the bottom up in an space along the coasts of Louisiana and Texas.
The annually recurring Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone is primarily caused by excess nutrient pollution from human activities, such as urbanization and agriculture, occurring throughout the Mississippi River watershed.
We need to create and use more ecologically friendly fertilizers so that when this flooding happens, it doesn't take it to the Gulf to create these dead zones in the first place.
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