New York , NY
Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone
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The most turbid, plankton-rich part of the Gulf of Mexico appears red in this SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) satellite image. Huge numbers of phytoplankton feed on nutrients carried by rivers. When they die, decomposition of all this organic matter causes oxygen-depleted waters and one of the world's largest "dead zones".
March 13th, 2013
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