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Dead+Zones - The The Dead Zone: Dead Zone: Hypoxia in the...

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Unformatted text preview: The The Dead Zone: Dead Zone: Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico What is the What is the dead zone? dead zone? • Little or no oxygen is present • Little or no marine life can survive Condition that occurs in coastal waters where: The term for low oxygen is The term for low oxygen is hypoxia hypoxia . . Hypoxia=<2 mg/l dissolved oxygen (DO) Hypoxia=<2 mg/l dissolved oxygen (DO) The term for no oxygen is The term for no oxygen is anoxia. anoxia. Anoxia =0 mg/l dissolved oxygen Anoxia =0 mg/l dissolved oxygen Where does Where does hypoxia occur? hypoxia occur? Hypoxia occurs all over the world in coastal waters . ¡ United States ¡ Canada ¡ France ¡ Italy ¡ Greece ¡ Turkey ¡ Russia ¡ Sea of Azov ¡ Adriatic Sea ¡ Aegean Sea ¡ Mediterranean Sea ¡ Ireland ¡ Scotland ¡ Sweden ¡ Norway ¡ Finland ¡ Spain ¡ Germany ¡ Japan ¡ Hong Kong ¡ Australia ¡ New Zealand In the U.S., hypoxia occurs in coastal waters in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Texas and Louisiana . In Louisiana, the dead zone occurs west of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers...
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