NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There’s an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year’s “dead zone,” where there’s too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured.Seems we were stuck on Connecticut for a few years there. A Delaware got in at one point. But, hey, Jersey now. That's big time, guys. Imagine a whole New Jersey of open water completely incapable sustaining any life. Except for Chris Christie and his family just floating around on vacation probably.
Scientists say the oxygen-depleted region is about the size of New Jersey, covering 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers).
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Congratulations to the Gulf Dead Zone on finally reaching the size of a state you might immediately notice on a map.