Dead Zones


Due to our industrialized farming practices we are creating dead zones off of our coasts.  Due to the mass amounts of fertilizer run-off from our crops it leads to mass amounts of algae growth.  This algae then sucks all of the oxygen out of the water so no life is able to live in it, thus creating a dead zone.  In the 1960’s there were only 49 known dead zones worldwide.  Today there are 405.  Here is an article that better explains this. 

Mitch Gaulke

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