Bigger ‘Dead Zone’ projected for Gulf, even without oil’s effects


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The Dead Zone refers to an annual oxygen-depleting algae bloom in the waters off the Gulf Coast. Krista Hozyash recently described its origin and impact in detail for Grist’s series on nitrogen, and Grist’s Tom Philpott summarized its cause in a post from the early days of the spill:

Bigger ‘Dead Zone’ projected for Gulf, even without oil’s effects | Grist.

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