Weather Plays Major role in Great Lakes’ Dead Zones

January 9, 2015 11:41 AM

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A new study on the North American Great Lakes showed that weather is also responsible for the formation of dead zones in the lakes. Previously, only phosphorus runoff from fertilizers was considered the main reason. North America's Great Lakes have been suffering from dead zones, which are hypoxic areas in lakes, from a long time.

According to scientists, these zones are harmful for fish. In these areas, fish cannot survive. Scientists have already found that the dead zones were triggered by excess phosphorus runoff into lakes. The phosphorus causes algae bloom and pollutes the water. The dangerous algae bloom robs essential ...

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