Video: The Dead Zone

by
NOAA via YouTube

The numbers are in. The 2015 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone or Dead Zone measures 6,474 square miles – about the size of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. This is a huge blow to the already fragile Gulf ecosystem and economy.

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