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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone—The Last 150 Years

USGS Fact Sheet 2006-3005

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U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3005
"Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone—The Last 150 Years" discusses the dead zone that forms seasonally in the northern Gulf of Mexico when subsurface waters become depleted in dissolved oxygen and cannot support most life.

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