Dead Zone: Galveston Researcher Examines Loss of Marine Life

AggieDaily- Texas A and M

This Texas A&M newspaper article provides very general info regarding the possible link between poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico and farm runoff. Researcher Antonietta Quigg describes her work, attempting to explain the Mississippi River delta dead zone as a combination of biological, chemical, and physical interactions that may or may not be triggered by fertilizer runoff.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Ecology
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/ChemistryKeywords: eutrophication, nutrient enrichment, hypoxia