The Dead Zone
Why would you want to chemically pollute the Gulf of Mexico?
What is the Dead Zone?
The Dead Zone is when water from the Mississippi flows down into the Gulf of Mexico. The chemicals that are transported through the Mississippi are then transported to the Gulf. These chemicals create an area where and aquatic ecosystem can't sustain itself, so there is no aquatic life in the Dead Zone.
Who are they key players in this situation?
The chemicals that farmers are using for their crops sink into the ground and flow into the Mississippi which leads to the Gulf. The key players in this situation are the nearby farmers who use the dangerous chemicals and fertilizers on their plants.
Overhead Picture of The Dead Zone
The water in the Dead Zone looks very dirty.
How the Dead Zone affects the marine life
The difference between fresh water and chemically polluted water.