Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ predictions feature uncertainty

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ predictions feature uncertainty

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:34 AM PDT

Scientists are predicting that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone could range from a low of approximately 1,197 square miles to as much as 6,213 square miles. The wide range is the result of using two different forecast models. The forecast is based on Mississippi River nutrient inputs compiled annually by the US Geological Survey.
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