Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/products/pubs_hypox.html

Rosanne Fortner, Ohio State University Earth Systems Education program


This Ohio State University power point presentation offers a step-by-step explanation for the Mississippi River delta oxygen-poor zone. The presentation identifies and explores key vocabulary, upstream factors, and downstream effects of the Mississippi River dead zone. The site also features several drainage basin and dead zone maps, as well as nitrogen influx charts.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology, Hydrology/Hydrogeology
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Ocean:Biological Oceanography , Biosphere:Ecology:Food Webs, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/ChemistryKeywords: eutrophication, nutrient enrichment