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  • Louisiana's 2nd Gulf Dead Zone from E La to Ala

    February 2, 2012 8:41 AM

    A new study finds that Louisiana's second Gulf of Mexico dead zone stretches at least from the Chandeleur Sound off Louisiana to Alabama's Dauphin Island - and could be bigger. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says it could check only as far as Dauphin Island last year. Officials hope to... more »
  • Gulf dead zone large, but not near feared record

    August 2, 2011 6:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico dead zone, the nation's largest marine area of low oxygen, is one of the biggest on record but did not swell to the record sizes scientists feared after the Mississippi River saw historic flooding this year, researchers said Monday. The flooding pushed... more »
  • Largest-Ever Gulf Dead Zone Predicted This Summer

    June 6, 2011 11:22 PM

    As the threat of flooding dwindles, a new threat rises to the surface: All of that excess water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. 2011 was supposed to be a good year for shrimpers, hoping to regain some of the revenue lost last year after the BP oil spill.... more »
  • Dead zone in the Gulf one of the largest ever

    August 2, 2010 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Scientists say this year that the "dead zone" area that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever measured. The large area of low oxygen that chokes marine life comes in addition to the massive BP oil spill. Microbes that eat... more »

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