Texas suffers hypoxic areas of its own making

This is one time it’s better that not everything is bigger in Texas.


Texas A&M University (TAMU) oceanographer Dr. Steven DiMarco and Oceanography doctoral student Ruth Mullins-Perry have documented periodic hypoxic zones — areas of water with very low levels of dissolved oxygen — off the Texas coast. These Texas zones are often not related to the more famous “Dead Zone” spreading from the mouth of the Mississippi River and, at their zenith, cover just one-fourth the area of their better-known cousin.

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