Great article from the Washington Post:
WASHINGTON — Researchers say low oxygen levels should affect smaller-than-average areas of the Chesapeake Bay this year.
Scientists said Tuesday that they are expecting smaller-than-average hypoxic levels this year, meaning a smaller-than-average “dead zone” in the nation’s largest estuary.
Hypoxic zones with very low oxygen and anoxic zones with no oxygen are caused by excessive nutrient pollution from fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
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