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Posted Mon Jun 16 2008: from Herald Tribune (FL):
Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' to grow to record
Researchers predict a "dead zone" of oxygen-depleted waters off the Louisiana and Texas coasts could grow this summer to 10,084 square miles, making it the largest such expanse in at least 23 years. If the preliminary forecast holds, the researchers say, the size of the so-called "dead zone" would be 17-21 percent larger than at anytime since the mapping began in 1985 and about as large as the state of Massachusetts. Another forecast is planned next month. The report Monday ... is based on May nitrate loads on the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge.
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