The 2013 Gulf of Mexico dead zone may very likely be the largest one ever, according to new predictions based on several different NOAA-supported forecast models. The hypoxic dead zone … [Read full article]
Researchers from Texas A&M University who have just returned from a visit to the Gulf of Mexico to explore the scope and size of this year’s dead zone have measured it to be currently around 8,500 square kilometres; approximately the same size as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
However researchers believe that 2011’s dead zone may continue to grow and become one of the largest ever.
Earth’s oceans are teeming with life thanks to the oxygenated waters which allow that life to grow and thrive: just as animals on land need oxygen to survive, so too … [Read full article]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report some good news from the Gulf of Mexico stating that they have not detected nor do they expect to detect dead zones as … [Read full article]
A new report issued by US environmental and scientific federal agencies suggests that there is a growing thread of hypoxia in US waters. Hypoxia is a condition which sees oxygen … [Read full article]
The disastrous and tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might enhance the regions already environmentally threatening dead zone. [social_buttons] According to researchers who just happened to have been … [Read full article]
The dead zone that grows and shrinks in the Gulf of Mexico, at the outlet of the Mississippi River, has long been on my radar. Hurricanes too, have long been … [Read full article]
It’s not only the Gulf of Mexico that’s suffering from “dead zones” caused by excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus used as fertilizers. Marine dead zones are spreading in … [Read full article]
If you have visited Planet Save for any length of time you will no doubt have seen me talk about the increasing amount of ‘dead zones’ cropping up across our … [Read full article]