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Dead zones spread along Oregon coast and Gulf of Mexico, study shows

06.08.2021
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Agricultural runoff from farms and livestock operations creates oxygen-depleted areas inhospitable to animal and plant lifeScientists recently surveyed the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico around Louisiana and Texas and what they discovered was a larger-than-average area of oxygen-depleted water - a "dead zone" where nothing can live.National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists announced their findings this week: about 4m acres of habitat in the Gulf are unusable for fish and bottom-dwelling species. The researchers had estimated a smaller dead zone this year, predicting an average-sized area. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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