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Gulf of Mexico's fertilizer induced 'dead zone' bigger than average but not a record

USA Today - This summer's "dead zone" at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where there's so little oxygen that starfish suffocate, is bigger than average but doesn't approach record size as scientists had predicted, according to findings released Monday.

The area of low oxygen covers 5,840 square miles of the Gulf floor - roughly the size of Connecticut...read more.

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