A giant 'dead zone' - an area of ocean with low oxygen content - in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow and could reach its record level in 2019, warn the scientists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The forecast for 2019 is approaching the record level of about 22,700 square kilometers, established in 2017. It is expected to be greater than the five-year average of about 14,900 square kilometers, says the NOAA statement.
The 'dead zone' of the Gulf of Mexico, considered one of the largest in the world, emerges every year. It is caused mainly . . .