The Gulf of Mexico
What's up? Because the Oxygen is Down
What Causes This Dead Zone?
What Type of Organisms are Involved?
What are the Ecological Impacts?
What are the Economic Impacts?
Not only are dead zones bad for the ocean and the organisms within in, but in the long wrong the dead zone will have an enormous impact on the surrounding economy, especially in the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. NOAA estimates that the Gulf dead zone cost the seafood and tourism industries approximately $82 million every year. the threat offered by this dead zone could have a colossal impact on the nation's seafood industry. That area accounts for 40% of our nation's seafood and if we decide not to take charge, serious economical issues could occur. Also, as previously mentioned with the harsh conditions of the zone, fish are forced to move farther out, which requires more time, money and effort for the fisherman to catch them therefore putting more stress in an already stressed industry(nature.org).
Which Geographic Locations are Affected?
What can be Done to Solve the Issue?
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