Lake Erie’s Dead Zones Are Caused By Multiple Factors

January 9, 2015 10:50 AM

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A new study on Lake Erie has revealed that overnutrification is not the only factor that is causing toxic algae blooms in the lake.

Lake Erie has been suffering for the last four years. In 2011, the lake witnessed a record-setting algae bloom in it. Then in 2012 the lake experienced its largest ever ‘dead zone’. A dead zone is an area of oxygen-depleted water that causes the fish and plants to choke and die. Then in August last ...

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