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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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Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone expected to grow

The Gulf’s dead zone is an area that spans thousands of square miles just … a lead scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.

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Residents Push To Build Boardwalk Atop Of Margate ‘Dead Zone’ Between Dunes And Oceanfront Homes

Insisting its wooden bulkheads provided better protection without blocking ocean views … a boardwalk atop what residents call “the dead zone” between the dunes and the oceanfront homes. …

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Expanding Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico is Causing High Anxiety Among Shrimpers

“It’s not good,” said Tran. The dead zone is an area of ocean containing little to no oxygen. It is a phenomenon that typically peaks in the summer and dissipates in the winter. However, this summer’s …

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Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ The Size Of Massachusetts: 5 Things To Know

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science expect the dead zone to surpass the five-year average of 5,770 square miles, and will confirm the size of the 2019 Gulf dead zone in …

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A ‘dead zone’ the size of Massachusetts could hit the Gulf this summer

When the blooms die along the coast — a cycle that happens each year — their rotting corpses cause bacteria to suck up all the oxygen from the ocean, killing off other marine life, like shrimp, fish …

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