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This year could be a record-breaker. Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. What contributes to a “record-breaking” year? This year we have seen an abnormally high amount of spring rainfall in many parts of the Mississippi River corridor. This led to record amounts of water carrying large amounts of fertilizer and other harmful nutrients downriver. Once these nutrients are in the river, they then feed algae using up oxygen from the bottom up...

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