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