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Gulf of Mexico: this "dead zone" could be one of the largest recorded

Over 22,000 square km of ocean nearly devoid of life... This is how big this "dead zone" could be in 2019, and it could be close to breaking a record.

06/19/2019 6:41 AM
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  • Bonnie R.
    06/19/2019 08:21

    WOW!! Kill more life in more ways. The entire planet will be a dead zone. We're next. 🌎 👪

  • Mikael A.
    06/19/2019 08:40

    Merica fuckyeah! Coming to save the mother fucking world yeah! 👏

  • Kuldeep S.
    06/19/2019 12:17

    Very sad

  • Marilyn W.
    06/19/2019 17:21

    Very sad

  • Colleen M.
    06/19/2019 22:11

    Terrible

  • Victor A.
    06/20/2019 03:29

    Trump's ideal world! He likes this.

  • Darrin I.
    06/20/2019 17:17

    H2O is water. How can it have a lack of oxygen? Are you saying it’s not water? Can someone explain?

  • Ina E.
    06/21/2019 06:01

    what about the oil that's still there? no effect? Like the radiation from Japan-no effect? No 1 is doing anything!!!

  • Michael T.
    06/21/2019 09:08

    This has been an ongoing problem in my homestate for decades . The BP oilspill no doubt did not help but I think its the farm runoof and manufacturing waste from the north making its way down The Mississippi into the Gulf .

  • Gary D.
    06/21/2019 12:19

    Don't fore the tons of fertilizer, and organic materials swept from docks along the Mississippi river. When fertilizer, and grains, are spilled onto docks, they are simply swept into the river. This one will ensure that I stay in FB jail a long time.

  • Antonio F.
    06/21/2019 19:57

    Is it the first time it happens in history or before history or is it the first time it has been studied???

  • Herman B.
    06/22/2019 02:24

    Thanks to lawn fertilizer, mulch your grass and stop fertilizing.

  • Graeme N.
    06/22/2019 12:31

    More climate change BS.

  • Teryl F.
    06/22/2019 23:39

    oil spill...remember?

  • Zach K.
    06/23/2019 02:11

    Couldn’t scientists put oxygen farms in there using kelp and seaweed stands to combat it even putting sea grass could shrink it somewhat

  • Daniel R.
    06/23/2019 03:26

    Many rivers, Mississippi, Rio Grande, Red, Tensaw, etc., empty into the Gulf of Mexico from several countries, like the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, etc., so test all of the rivers just before they mix with the Gulf of Mexico to determine pollution percentages. Conservation detectives will need to go to each river before it merges into another river to determine pollution levels from each river. For example, the Red headwaters begins around heavy cattle country, and many island countries may have sewage flowing directly into the Ocean that we are not aware of. If pollution is 3%, then require less use of specific chemicals industry-wide until the water pollution is eliminated. Farmers save money buying less chemicals, and the rivers, oceans and wildlife will be healthier. Also, contract seaweed vessels to remove as much seaweed as necessary, which can be sold to cattle and livestock farmers for enhanced feed nutrition, livestock health, meat quality, less methane gas for better air, and more, healthier river and ocean fish quality. Another problem is warm water eddy currents in the Gulf of Mexico, which appears to pull water from the Rio Grande and other Mexico Rivers up toward the Louisiana seaboard, where the Mississippi, Red, Tensaw and other rivers also have pollutants that all mix and eddy around in huge circles. https://images.app.goo.gl/5xQeJuSmE7gpwcA29

  • James C.
    06/23/2019 21:34

    Thanks you off shore drilling.

  • Oyundelger D.
    06/24/2019 08:07

    #Pray4Dulguun

  • Herber P.
    06/25/2019 01:07

    All Mississippi's River contamination over its border comes from fertilizers used trough farmlands deployed around it

  • Julie B.
    06/25/2019 11:10

    What about adding oxygen to these areas to stop it