Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico

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