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Above-average "dead zone" expected in Gulf of Mexico this summer

Los Angeles, June 14 (UNI) An above-average "dead zone" is forecast to threaten fish and other marine life in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The area is projected to span approximately 5,827 square miles (about 15,000 square km), roughly the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut, said the agency in a press release on Thursday.
Dead zones, or hypoxic areas, are regions with low oxygen levels that can kill fish and other marine life. These zones occur annually, primarily due to nutrient pollution from human activities, particularly in urban and agricultural areas along the Mississippi-Atchafalaya watershed.
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3 IS militants killed in airstrike in N Iraq

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Elon Musk says just deleted Crowdstrike from 'all our systems'

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