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Researchers Predict Smaller ‘Dead Zone’ in Chesapeake Bay

(AP/WBOC)- Researchers are predicting a slightly smaller-than-average oxygen dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this year. One of the main reasons why is because there was less rainfall washing pollution …

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Low oxygen ‘dead zone’ to affect 6,700 square miles along Louisiana Coast in July: NOAA

The summertime low-oxygen “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to cover at least 6,700 square miles along the Louisiana and eastern Texas coasts at the end of …

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict

The low-oxygen zone can cause harm not just to marine life, but also to those who catch shrimp and fish for their livelihood.

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Illegal fishing in Keys halted in ‘no-take’ zone. Locals caught with 700 pounds, cops say – Miami Herald

Illegal fishing in Keys halted in ‘no-take’ zone. Locals caught with 700 pounds, cops say  Miami Herald

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Uncovering diversity and metabolic spectrum of animals in dead zone sediments

Ocean deoxygenation driven by global warming and eutrophication is a primary concern for marine life. Resistant animals may be present in dead zone sediments, however there is lack of information on …

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Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone

There is no national prediction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its Hypoxia Task Force, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicating the total fertilizer load needed to shrink the …

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Sixth year student wins SciFest 2019 with ocean ‘dead zone’ solution

McGrath impressed the judges with his biofilter designed to combat oceanic and freshwater ‘dead zones’. Through his research, McGrath found that eutrophication – an enrichment of water by nutrient …

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Kerry student wins SciFest 2019 with ocean ‘dead zone’ combatting filter

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, a sixth year student from Killorglin Community …

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Shrinking the Gulf Coast ‘dead zone’: Part I

But increasingly, Blanchard and other Gulf Coast fishermen find themselves skirting a different type of pollution, a threat to the seafood industry and ocean biodiversity that’s unrelated to oil, and …

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Shrinking the Gulf Coast dead zone part 1: Downriver

Fishing in the Gulf has become unpredictable. As the dead zone shifts and grows, ocean life are pushed into areas where they wouldn’t normally be found. Commercial and recreational fisheries depend on …

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