Dead Zone en Dead Zone Forecast: Will Remain 'Average' Size In 2014 <p>Researchers are expecting the low-oxygen “dead zone” that forms every year in the Gulf of Mexico to remain about the same size.</p><p>The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium forecast calls for the dead zone to be about 5,700 square miles.</p><p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the dead zone could be smaller — possibly as low as 4,600 square miles this summer.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:26:47 +0000 Eileen Fleming 63203 at This Summer's Gulf Dead Zone Smaller Than Feared <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The low-oxygen dead zone this summer in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than scientists had predicted. But the area where marine life can’t live is still about the size of Connecticut.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nancy </span>Rabalais<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium — called </span>LUMCON<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — expected the gulf dead zone to be bigger, based on the level of nutrients measured in the Mississippi River.</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 40613 at 2 Very Different Forecasts for Gulf Dead Zone <p>Scientists from Louisiana and Michigan have very different predictions for the size of this year&#39;s &quot;dead zone&quot; of low-oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico. It will be the smallest in nearly a quarter century at just under 1,200 square miles &mdash; or five times that size.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:31:59 +0000 The Associated Press 14426 at Dead Zone Mapped in Chandeleur Sound <p>Scientists have confirmed a &ldquo;dead zone,&rsquo; or low-oxygen water levels, in the Chandeleur Sound. Eileen Fleming reports the area is four times larger than the region found in 2010.</p><p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 4672 at