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Researchers Warn Of Near-Record 'Dead Zone' Off U.S. Gulf Coast, Threatening Marine Life

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Published on June 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

Researchers Warn Of Near-Record 'Dead Zone' Off U.S. Gulf Coast, Threatening Marine Life

According to a report by Reuters, researchers warn that a near record-size 'dead zone' of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening huge amounts of marine life.

On Monday, scientists at Louisiana State University said that the area could spread over 8,700 square miles, roughly the size of the state of Massachusetts, and five times the average.

Reuters reports that experts blamed unusually high rainfall across the U.S.

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Researchers Warn Of Near-Record 'Dead Zone' Off U.S. Gulf Coast, Threatening Marine Life

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