Average ‘dead zone’ predicted for Gulf of Mexico in 2015

17 junio 2015

Scientists are expecting that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the ‘dead zone,’ will be approximately 5,483 square miles or about the size of Connecticut — the same as it has averaged over the last several years.This year marks the first time the results of four models were combined. The four model predictions ranged from 4,344 to 5,985 square miles.