Scientists say West Coast waters now have a hypoxia season, or dead-zone season, just like the wildfire season. Hypoxia is a condition in which the ocean water close to the seafloor has such low levels of dissolved oxygen that the… Read More ›
Marine Dead Zones
Less Hypoxia along Gulf Coast–But…
“As discussed in the press release, there still remains a need to reduce the nutrient load entering the Gulf of Mexico and the smaller observed size was likely a result of storm and wind conditions and are not necessarily an indication of a long-term decrease in hypoxia area,” said Keeley Belva, a spokeswoman for the National Ocean Service.
Gulf “Dead Zone” Bigger than New Jersey
Intensive agriculture near the Mississippi has led to fertilizers leeching into the river, and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico, via soils and waterways. This has resulted in a huge oxygen-deprived dead zone in the Gulf that is now at its largest ever extent, covering an area greater than the state of New Jersey.
Can Coastal Dead Zones Return to Life?
Dead zones, or ocean hypoxia, is in the news this week. Besides the Gulf of Mexico dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay has struggled with oxygen depleted water as well. The following is an abbreviated report from the Washington Post. Three… Read More ›
Concern Over “Sustained” Man-Made Hypoxia
The gulf dead zone is only one piece of a larger, environmental problem with U.S. agriculture and watershed issues, however. The gulf just happens to be one of the areas where effects of agricultural practices and pollution are more visible. These kind of problems, though, are far reaching, effect the whole country and are heavily tied to government and industry.
Climate Change Might Correct Ocean Hypoxia
Some good may come from climate change after all. Dead zones, the most oxygen deprive portions of our world’s oceans, may actually be due for some shrinkage due to changing atmospheric patterns and water temperatures, according to a recently study…. Read More ›
Chesapeake Bay & Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Predictions
Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun “Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay’s oxygen-starved “dead zone” will be slightly larger than average this summer. Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by next month,… Read More ›
Most Polluted Oceans Named
IBTimes UK looks at the most polluted oceans areas and seas in the world. Atlantic Ocean – Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone The Gulf of Mexico is a basin in the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the gulf coast of the… Read More ›
Over 500 Oceanic Dead Zones Counted
Gainesville, FL — (SBWIRE) — 08/22/2013 — A new infographic has been released recently on Oceanic dead zones, hypoxic (or low-oxygen) areas in the world oceans and large lakes are caused by excessive nutrient pollution from human activities and other… Read More ›
479 Hypoxic Waterways Worldwide
By Ruth Reader Historic eutrophic and hypoxic zones, from the World Resources Institute’s interactive map Read more: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-biggest-dead-zones-in-americas-waterways#ixzz2YqOYw4zq Follow us: @motherboard on Twitter | motherboardtv on Facebook The NOAA forecasted that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic “dead” zone will be… Read More ›