Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

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October 6, 2020 - 10:22pm

Critical Commentary

Harmful algal blooms, dead zones, and fish kills are the results of a process called eutrophication—which begins with the increased load of nutrients to estuaries and coastal waters. The Mississippi River carries millions of tons of nutrient-rich sediment into the Gulf each year.

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NOAA National Ocean Service, "Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone", contributed by Tim Schütz and Kim Fortun, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 6 October 2020, accessed 14 August 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/gulf-mexico-dead-zone