Scientists predict summer 'dead zones': Larger in Gulf, smaller than usual in Chesapeake Bay

  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 6:54 PM

NEW ORLEANS — Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the area shortly before or during the annual measurement. In the Chesapeake Bay, scientists expect a smaller-than-average area where there's too little oxygen to support fish, shellfish and other aquatic life.

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