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Scientist: Gulf dead zone's size 'about average' this year

GULF OF MEXICO — The dead zone — an area off Louisiana where there’s too little oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico to keep sea creatures alive — is about average this year and currently the size of Connecticut, a veteran scientist reported yesterday. The dead zone covered about 5,050 square miles as of Aug. 1, triple the 2015 target ...

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Dead zone found in La. sound

NEW ORLEANS – Researchers mapped a 250-square mile area of low oxygen this summer in Chandeleur Sound and say the dead zone possibly sprouted after state officials opened a river diversion to keep oil from a damaged BP well from fouling marshes. The report by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, which monitors water quality, said the dead zone formed sometime ...

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