"dead zone" water lacks oxygen, occurs when there is too much nitrogen
phytoplankton die, they sink to the bottom, decomposed by bacteria, this process consumes dissolved oxygen.
turnover / upwelling
mixing of water out a certain time of the year, may - September
Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act
established an inter agency task force of scientists charged with assessing the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and other water pollution problems
detritus decomposers can't break down it down (such as aluminum, plastic, etc.)
process to fixing a pollution problem
1. identify the material or materials that are causing the pollution - the undesirable change
2. identify the sources of he pollutants
3. develop and implement pollution control strategies to prevent the pollutants from entering the environment
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