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Main Title Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan 2008 for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Year Published 2008
Stock Number PB2008-113955
Additional Subjects Hypoxia ; Gulf of Mexico ; Action plan (2008) ; Water quality ; Mississippi River Basin
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NTIS  PB2008-113955 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/10/2010
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Abstract More than thirty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, a large area of low oxygen or hypoxia, absent of most marine life and threatening to inexorably change the biology of the region, continues to form in the Gulf of Mexico during periods in the summer off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. The hypoxia is primarily caused by excess nutrientsoriginating from the great productivity of Middle American cities, farms, and industrieswhich cause extensive growths of algae that deplete the oxygen in the water when they die, sink to the bottom, and decompose. The condition is exacerbated by the stratification of the water columnthe result of warmer, low salinity surface waters that isolate the organic-rich bottom waters from the surface and prevent oxygen exchange with the atmospherewhich occurs where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico.
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PUB Date Free Form 2008
Category Codes 68D; 48G; 48B; 57U
NTIS Prices PC A05
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Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 028807940
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