Follow the Dead Zone Researchers in the Gulf!

 
R/V Pelican

The annual Dead Zone research cruise aboard the R/V Pelican started on Tuesday. So far it seems like they are seeing relatively calm seas and predictions of another large Dead Zone. We very well might see a large Dead Zone, as the Mississippi River is at record levels, which means tons of Dead Zone-causing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution flowing into the Gulf.

If you want to keep track of what the researchers are finding, you can follow their daily log and other information at www.gulfhypoxia.net. There you can get updates regarding Gulf oxygen levels (they are already finding low oxygen), wildlife sightings, and even some haikus! Here is one from their daily log:  

Looming oil platform
Hypoxia awaits us
C6C arrived

Good luck and safe travels to all those aboard the R/V Pelican.

 

Matt is GRN’s Senior Policy Director

 

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