Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium http://wwno.org en This Summer's Gulf Dead Zone Smaller Than Feared http://wwno.org/post/summers-gulf-dead-zone-smaller-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 http://wwno.org