Gulf of Mexico dead zone —The last 150 years

Fact Sheet 2006-3005
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'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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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Gulf of Mexico dead zone —The last 150 years
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2006-3005
DOI 10.3133/fs20063005
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Florida Integrated Science Center
Description 2 p.
Time Range Start 1856-01-01
Time Range End 2006-10-01
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Gulf of Mexico
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