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Integrated Assessment of Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

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This document details the ecological and economic effects of low oxygen (hypoxic) conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. This condition is caused by deforestation, river channelization, and the overuse of nitrogen in agricultural fertilizer. This document summarizes scientific evidence for the causes of hypoxia, the negative impact on Gulf of Mexico fisheries, and long-term national strategies for managing and mitigating the problem.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-07-13 15:22:55
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This document details the ecological and economic effects of low oxygen (hypoxic) conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. This condition is caused by deforestation, river channelization, and the overuse of nitrogen in agricultural fertilizer. This document summarizes scientific evidence for the causes of hypoxia, the negative impact on Gulf of Mexico fisheries, and long-term national strategies for managing and mitigating the problem.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Hypoxia, Algae, Algal blooms, Oxygen, Dead zones, Low-oxygen, Nitrogen, Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin, Deforestation, Agriculture, Drainage, Fisheries, Ecosystems, Oxygen depletion
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-07-13 15:09:16
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Date Last Modified 2010-10-26 18:31:04
Creator National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-07-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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