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Drought led to massive 'dead zone' in Lake Erie


January 6, 2015

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Lake Erie just can't catch a break. The lake has experienced harmful algal blooms and severe oxygen-depleted "dead zones" for years. But now, a team of researchers led by Carnegie Institution's Anna Michalak and Yuntao Zhou has shown that the widespread drought in 2012 was associated with the largest dead zone since at least the mid-1980s.Full Story

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