NOAA expects average-sized Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" this summer

An oil platform located in the Gulf of Mexico

Officials at NOAA announced on Thursday 2 June 2022 that they expect an average sized “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico this summer.

That moniker is given to the area of waters in the Gulf of Mexico that have insufficient oxygen levels to support most marine life …

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