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Swollen by floodwaters, the nitrate-laden Mississippi River was expected to cause the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico to expand to record size. Only the churning effect of Hurricane Dolly last week prevented that from occurring.

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A 'Dead Zone' in The Gulf of Mexico
Article | The "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, an area on the seabed with too little oxygen to support fish, shrimp, crabs and other forms of marine life, is nearly the largest on record this year, about 8,000 square miles, researchers said this week.

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