NOAA predicts possible record-setting deadzone for Gulf of Mexico

NOAA-supported modelers at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium are forecasting that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic “dead” zone will be between 7,286 and 8,561 square miles which could place it among the ten largest recorded. The high estimate would exceed the largest ever reported, 8,481 square miles in 2002. [email protected]

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