Record 'dead zone' foreseen for Gulf of Mexico

June 19, 2013 9:45 AM

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Record 'dead zone' foreseen for Gulf of Mexico

Summer means sun, sand, and oxygen-deprived "dead zones" afflicting the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay.

Environmental biologists foresee a record-size "dead zone" for the Gulf of Mexico this summer, a New Jersey-sized patch of water deadly to marine life, federal officials announced on Tuesday.

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