Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico Grows – Over 6.5 thousand miles wide

The Watchers
Gulf of Mexico hypoxic ‘dead zone’ forecasted to exceed 17 250 square km (6 660 square miles)

“The June 2018 forecast of the size of the hypoxic zone also known as the ‘dead zone’ in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2018 is that it will cover 17 250 km (6,660 mi) of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The 95% confidence interval is that it will be between 14 628 and 19 727 km (5 648 and 7 617 mi). While there are more than 500 dead zones around the world, the northern Gulf of Mexico dead zone is the second largest human-caused coastal hypoxic area in the world.

Hypoxia, or low oxygen, is an environmental phenomenon where the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water column decreases to a level that can no longer support living aquatic organisms. . . (more)

 

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Current Gulf of Mexico Anomalies + More

Keeping up with the seafloor news . . . .

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Bayou Corne – looking back –

A good summary of the story so far, from the Daily Mail [UK]

2010 report from ABC News Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole Raises Concerns of Explosions and Radiation

Julie Dermansky report and photos – Ghost Town Left in the Wake of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Louisiana

Biggest Dead Zone Ever in Gulf of Mexico Now

RSOE Report –

“A recent expedition to the Gulf of Mexico has yielded the largest ‘dead zone’ ever recorded in the area. Measuring 8,776 square miles, this massive patch of oxygen depleted water is wreaking havoc on the Gulf’s marine life – a consequence of unchecked agricultural runoff pouring down from the Mississippi River. Dead zones appear in the Gulf every summer, and the typical size is around 5,800 square miles. Back in 2002, scientists detected an unusually large dead zone stretching for 8,497 square miles, but this new one, detected just last week, is now the largest ever recorded. At a whopping 8,776 square miles (22,730 sq km), it’s 4.6 times larger than the target size set by the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. In the words of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, this finding shows that “nutrient pollution, primarily from agriculture and developed land runoff in the Mississippi River watershed is continuing to affect the nation’s coastal resources and habitats in the Gulf.” Hypoxia is a fancy term for low oxygen, and it’s primarily a problem for estuaries and coastal waters . . . . “  (more)

MAP

NEWS – see COMMENTS here

Happy Birthday, Lake FUBAR!

CuriousGeorge
WFAB – Bayou Corne residents, officials reflect on 3-year anniversary of sinkhole

LT General Russel Honore (Ret) & Mike Schaff talk about Bayou Corne.
Louisiana: The State We’re In – 07/31/15
Forward to 17:52 on this videohttp://video.lpb.org/video/2365538299/ to see Bayou Corne Sinkhole

NEWS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002xuw#general_summary near Pecos, Texas

2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’

“Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, is, at 16 767 square km (6 474 square miles), above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forecast was caused by heavy June rains throughout the Mississippi River watershed, NOAA reports.”

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/08/06/2015-gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-above-average/

2.8 Quake in SW Tennessee

On Russian Sub in Gulf of Mexico Story + News

This may not be related to the BP spill or Bayou Corne … but maybe it is-

Russian Nuclear Subs lurking on the Gulf Coast? Houston Skywatch captures exclusive video of military plane searching

This could be absolutely explosive information.  I have resided in this area since 1994 and have never witnessed such a very specific aircraft flyover in order to patrol the coast, and possibly even drop ordiance, even for training.  This video was filmed ‘near’ an Air Force Base but it’s not a very active base.  .  . (story has video)

In the news recently there are some items about Russia extending its war games field. It could be a reaction to US/NATO threatening Russia with actions in Poland. So it isn’t startling that Russian vessels are in the Gulf.

. . . . but maybe they are examining the Gulf for methane, oil leak impact or other thing related to Louisiana.

OTHER NEWS

The NRC is pulling a fast one that will affect the Gulf coast states. Nuke plant danger looms and liability can get dumped on taxpayers if this flim-flam goes through. Mining Awareness has the story – Nuclear Reactor Licenses: US NRC can’t figure out to whom they are being transferred- Urgent Comment Deadline  This article has docs from Louisiana Power LLC. And he says it is urgent because the public comment on it is only open til Jan. 2.

You can spread the story around with this small url: http://tinyurl.com/k9ln24n

Also of general interest, from Zero Hedge The Rigging Triangle Exposed: The JPMorgan-British Petroleum-Bank Of England Cartel Full Frontal

The price of shrinking the Gulf of Mexico dead zone

The Russians Are Coming! + Wed. News

frowny2  The AdvocateRussian company plans $1.5 billion La. fertilizer plant, distribution center

“. . . in either St. John or Iberville parishes  . . .”

LA17-01 quit before 4 p.m. (CST) today. WHY??

NBC33 – Bayou Corne in national spotlight, Residents approve

The Weather Channel – 22-Acre Sinkhole Evacuates Entire Community < with PHOTOS

Quebec oil-train tragedy triggered oil spill that threatens water supplies

Five People Injured During Explosion at West Virginia Well

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Ethanol responsible for this year’s expected record dead zone, researcher says < has satellite map

Louisiana is the most disaster-prone state

2.3 quake in Columbus, Kentucky < MAP

Texas Brine has a July 8 DNR update and letter (has data). They hide this info from the ‘response’ page for the residents. P. 6 of the letter has this –

noairmonitoringThey leave ‘Notes’ blank without mentioning monitor  minders driving by fast with the windows rolled up!

NOTE: Ship Shoal Oil Spill stories are all getting added onto the original post.

NOAA: 2013 Dead-zone in Gulf of Mexico to be among largest ever recorded

Great Lakes pesticides comeing down the Miss. River after killing off Lake Erie….

The Extinction Protocol

June 20, 2013GULF OF MEXICOScientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay this year, based on several NOAA-supported forecast models. NOAA-supported modelers at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium are forecasting that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic “dead” zone will be between 7,286 and 8,561 square miles, which could place it among the ten largest recorded. That would range from an area the size of Connecticut, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia combined on the low end to the New Jersey on the upper end. The high estimate would exceed the largest ever reported, 8,481 square miles in 2002. Hypoxic (very low oxygen) and anoxic (no oxygen) zones are caused by excessive nutrient pollution, often from human activities such as agriculture…

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