Wednesday, August 02, 2017

New Jersey!

Congratulations to the Gulf Dead Zone on finally reaching the size of a state you might immediately notice on a map.
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.

Scientists say the oxygen-depleted region is about the size of New Jersey, covering 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers).
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. 

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