2019 ‘Dead Zone’ may be the second largest on record


A recent forecast of the size of the ‘Dead Zone’ in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2019 is that it will cover 8,717-square-miles of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The unusually high Mississippi River discharge in May controls the size of this zone, which will likely be the second largest zone since systematic measurements began in 1985.

Original Title: 2019 'Dead Zone' may be the second largest on record
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190610111459.htm