Elusive dead zone tracked in the Pacific
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5684798/

Jeff Barnard, MSNBC.com


This MSNBC newspaper article provides general information about poor water quality off the Oregon coast. The article recounts how scientists are hunting for very low levels of oxygen, a sign of what is called the dead zone. The article includes possible causes of the dead zone and how it may relate to climate cycles. This site also features a related story about the Mississippi River delta dead zone.

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