Topic: Dead zone

Hydrologists Find Mississippi River's Buffering System for Nitrates is Overwhelmed

May 12, 2014

A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network's natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed.

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Severely Impairs Reproduction in Atlantic Croaker, Researchers Find

June 14, 2011

Atlantic croaker living in the large Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" exhibit severe reproductive impairment with potential long-term impacts on the fish's population abundance, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin's Marine Science Institute have found.

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Scientists Explore Connections Between Climate, Land Use and Dead Zones

April 22, 2011

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and colleagues will use a three-year, $1.5 million grant from NASA to develop computer models to study how changes in climate and land use affect watersheds and coastal ecosystems, seeking to improve understanding of the Texas coast, including dead zones that form in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Eyes on the Gulf

July 12, 2010
Eyes on the Gulf

Satellite imagery, Gulf water sampling, national news reports and oil flow diagrams offer photographic documentation of The University of Texas at Austin faculty's deep involvement in remedying the BP oil spill challenges.

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Texas Marine Scientist Studies Oil Spill Effects on Oxygen Levels in the Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone"

June 14, 2010

Marine scientist Zhanfei Liu is studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on oxygen levels in the northern Gulf of Mexico in part through a recently received National Science Foundation grant for Rapid Response Research (RAPID).

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