Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dead in the Gulf

Hypoxia in Long Island Sound hasn't strengthened into what might be called a dead zone yet but it has in the Gulf of Mexico, where it seems both smaller and more intense than expected this summer.

About 250 estuarine areas in the U.S. alone are considered hypoxic. In other words, our pollution routinely makes it impossible for marine life to live in parts of 250 estuaries every year.



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