‘Dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico

‘Dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com

•dead zones: Unoxygenated “dead zones” appear in waterways wherever algae are overfed by runoff from human activities such as urbanization and agriculture – a phenomenon called eutrophication.
•It blooms every summer, when warming waters accelerate the metabolisms of microorganisms, and it is expected to get even worse as the climate continues to change.


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