19 Jul '11, 9am

2011 Gulf Dead Zone Could Be Biggest Ever - PlanetSave.com

The dead zone off the coast of Louisiana has been continually monitored for about 25 years, and previous research has shown that nitrogen levels in the Gulf of Mexico intrinsically related to human activities have risen by 3 times over the past 50 years. Over the past 5 years, the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has averaged around 15,000 square kilometres, but is predicted to exceed 24,000 square kilometres this year, making it one of the largest ever recorded, according to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/07/19/2011-gulf-dead-zone-coul...

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