Dead zones off New Jersey
http://www.geotimes.org/mar05/NN_NJdeadzone.html

Sara Pratt, Geotimes; American Geological Institute


This Geotimes article gives a brief overview of the New Jersey dead zone. Unlike the Mississippi delta hypoxia, which is thought to occur from nutrient overloading from farms along the Mississippi River, oceanographers believe that coastal upwelling from the sea, bringing excess nutrients to the coastal waters, is the cause of New Jersey’s dead zone.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Biosphere:Ecology:Food Webs, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeyword: eutrophication