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Backstory: The Gulf Dead Zone

Thursday, August 04, 2011

A major oxygen-depleted dead zone has returned to the Gulf of Mexico this year, killing large numbers of marine life and damaging the region’s already fragile economy. Dr. Nancy Rabalais, chief scientist of the Louisiana Marine Consortium, who recently returned from an expedition in the Gulf, and Matt Rota, Director of Science and Water Policy at the Gulf Restoration Network, explain the causes and consequences of dead zones.

Guests:

Dr. Nancy Rabalais and Matt Rota

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