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Smaller than expected, but severe, dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

... to be smaller than forecasted, measuring 3,000 square miles. However the dead zone, which is usually ... normal dead zone area of between 7,450 8,456 square miles. The forecast was driven primarily by the ... five years, including this cruise, is now 6,000 square miles. The interagency Gulf of Mexico/Mississippi ...

U-M researcher and colleagues predict large 2009 Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone'

... for a Gulf dead zone of between 7,450 and 8,456 square miles---an area about the size of New Jersey. ... summer's Gulf dead zone will blanket about 7,980 square miles, roughly the same size as last year's zone, ... regions developed in 2002 and measured 8,484 square miles. "The growth of these dead zones is an ...

'A dinosaur dance floor'

... of dinosaur tracks, averaging a dozen per square yard in places. The tracks once were thought to ... Seiler marked off 10 random plots, each of 4 square meters, or roughly 2 yards by 2 yards. He counted ... tracks within those plots an average of 12 per square meter. He conservatively estimates the ...

Unexpected large monkey population discovered

... Forestry and Fisheries across an area of 300 square miles (789 square kilometers) within a wider landscape of 1,150 square miles ...

Wildlife Conservation Society discovers 'Planet of the Apes'

... part of the country, covering an area of 18,000 square miles (47,000 square kilometers). Previous estimates from the 1980s ... densities ranged as high as eight individuals per square kilometer in one particularly rich forest patch, ...

Bamboo instant houses will soon shelter Sichuan quake victims

... Xiao. " Four to six workers can assemble a 22.3 square meter (240 square foot) house in about 4 hours. The majority of the ... for further units. Xiao said the cost per square meter of the units, as manufactured in China ...

First map of threats to marine ecosystems shows all the world's oceans are affected

... and far-reaching as the worlds oceans are, every square kilometer is affected by human activities, ... warming. Such data usually covers areas of 50 square kilometers, but this study used a more precise dataset down to four square kilometers that Selig, Bruno and Kenneth Casey ...

Study says 2000 tigers possible in Thailand

... 2007) Thailands Western Forest Complex a 6,900 square mile (18,000 square kilometers) network of parks and wildlife ... tiger densities of as many as 12 tigers per 100 square kilometers were measured in Indias Nagarahole, ...

Cassini's new view of land of lakes and seas

... from the smallest observable, approximately 1 square km, to greater than 100 000 square km, which is slightly larger than the great lakes ... is taken up by large seas greater than 26 000 square km." ...

Peat and forests save permafrost from melting

... surface and about 42 per cent (four-million square kilometres) of Canadas land mass. The study ... According to those studies, only a million square kilometres of the currently estimated 10.5-million square kilometres of permafrost would remain by the end ...

Adult brain can change, study confirms

... visual field. As expected, BL saw nothing when a square appeared in his blind area. But when the square appeared just below the blind area, he perceived the square as a rectangle extending upwards into the blind ...

Rain forest protection works in Peru

... is a concern. Peru has about 255,000 square miles of tropical forestsan area a little larger ... and deforestation rates averaged only 244 square miles and 249 square miles per year respectively. About 86% of the ...

NOAA forecast predicts large 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico this summer

... Scientists are predicting the area could measure between 7,450 and 8,456 square miles, or an area roughly the size of New Jersey. However, additional ... dead zone. The largest one on record occurred in 2002, measuring 8,484 square miles. Dead zones are caused by nutrient runoff, principally from ...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

... layer of fossil bones, 10 miles of it exposed, that covers nearly 50 square miles just outside and northeast of Bakersfield. Since the bed's ... feet below the surface. The bone bed itself averaged 200 bones per square meter, most of them larger bones, with almost no sediment. Most were ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009

... denser you pack, the quicker it spoils. The 10 to 100 gigabits of data per square inch on today's memory cards has an estimated life expectancy of only 10 ... showed that the device had a storage capacity as high as 1 terabyte per square inch (a trillion bits of information) and temperature-stability in excess ...

Nanofarming technology harvest biofuel oils without harming algae

... all the petroleum fuel in the United States, it would require only 15,000 square miles, which is a few thousand square miles larger than Maryland. This is less than one-seventh the area ...

Lohafex provides new insights on plankton ecology

... months in the notorious Roaring Forties. The scientists fertilized a 300 square kilometre patch of ocean inside the core of an eddy (a clockwise rotating water column with an area of about 10,000 square kilometres) with six tonnes of dissolved iron. They followed the effects ...

Differences in neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity

... of an unhealthy food outlet, with an average density of 31 outlets per square kilometer, while 82% lived within a half-mile of a healthy food outlet, with an average density of four outlets per square kilometer. BMI-healthy food outlets are defined as supermarkets and fruit ...

Wildlife Conservation Society helps Cameroon create new national park

... Deng Deng National Park, the new protected area measures approximately 224 square miles (580 square kilometers) in sizeapproximately the size of the City of Chicago. The ...

Threats to biodiversity rise in the world's Mediterranean-climate regions

... to 2000, twice the population of Chile. Urban areas expanded by 2,110 square miles (5,480 square kilometers), an area about half the size of the nation of Lebanon. The ...

Cropland diversity reduces nitrogen pollution

... on watersheds varying in size from the Illinois Cache River basin (400 square miles) to the Mississippi River Basin (more than a million square miles). The researchers compared this watershed data with land-use ...

Big cats, wild pigs and short-eared dogs -- oh, my!

... Ethnic Reserve. Together, these two protected areas make up some 6,500 square miles (16,800 square kilometers) of wilderness. The research is being carried out by a team ...

Jumbo-sized discovery made in Malaysia

... are 631 Asian elephants living in Taman Negara National Park a 4,343 square kilometer (1,676 square mile) protected area in the center of Peninsular Malaysia. The new ...

A happy new year for penguins

... south of Buenos Aires, the new protected area covers approximately 250 square miles (647 square kilometers) of coastal waters and nearby islands strung along almost 100 ...

Bonefish census reveals population holding steady

... scientists and graduate students split up among 19 zones, covering 1,575 square miles. "It's true the numbers are down slightly," said Dr. Jerry Ault, ... for a 12.8 percent coefficient of variation) or about 204 bonefish per square mile. Bonefish are valuable for several reasons. Because of their ...

Study on wildlife corridors shows how they work over time

... patches in fragmented landscapes. The landscape is composed of central square "patch" of habitat that is connected by a corridor to a peripheral square habitat patch. There are also two other types of peripheral patches that ...

Franklin Square to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

... October 27, 2008 (Baltimore, MD)Franklin square Hospital Center announces the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for ... William Krimsky, MD, director of Interventional Pulmonology at Franklin square and principal investigator of the study. "By creating new pathways for ...

Snakes, salamanders and other creatures thrive in areas with higher deer populations

... 10 meters by 10 meters (approximately 33 feet by 33 feet). Five square wood boards measuring almost one square foot (30 centimeters square) were placed in random spots in each fenced ...

AGU journal highlights -- Oct. 16, 2008

... sea ice in the Arctic Ocean had a minimum monthly extent of 4.26 million square kilometers (1.64 million square miles), 23 percent lower than the previous minimum in 2005. Is this ...

Florida's 'worm grunters' collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds

... says. He repeated the experiments in two larger outdoor enclosures (1.2 square meters or 13 square yards) with similar results in this more natural setting. He did find one ...

Scientists point to forests for carbon storage solutions

... determined that similar upper Midwest forests covering an estimated 40,000 square miles store an average of 1,300 pounds of carbon per acre per year. ... forested region is representative of the forests stretching about 40,000 square miles the equivalent of the land mass of Ohio across the entire upper ...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 3, 2008

... identified in Australia's Lake Eyre Basin Covering about 1.17 million square kilometers (0.452 million square miles), Australia's Lake Eyre Basin is an important source of dust for the ...

Study shows continued spread of 'dead zones'

... 405 dead zones in coastal waters worldwide, affecting an area of 95,000 square miles, about the size of New Zealand. The largest dead zone in the U.S., at the mouth of the Mississippi, covers more than 8,500 square miles, roughly the size of New Jersey. Diaz began studying dead zones ...

Tiny invasive snail impacts Great Lakes, alters ecology

... National Park, they reach population densities of 323 individuals per square inch. Levri, working with undergraduates Warren J. Jacoby, Shane J. Lunen, ... "In our most recent survey, we were lucky if we found a few hundred per square meter," says Levri. "In Lake Erie they are not very abundant, but it is ...

Let the cat keep chasing the mouse

... developed with over 13,000 entries on the home ranges of wildcats. A 150 square kilometre area in the southern Eifel region near Wittlich served as the ... half of the state shape this German Federal state with almost 20,000 square kilometres. The biologist Nina Klar from the UFZ analysed such ...

Newly discovered monkey is threatened with extinction

... The team found that the monkey's range is restricted to just 6.82 square miles (17.69 square kilometers) of forest in two isolated regions. The authors also ...

Crop management: How small do we go?

... sensor grid size can be increased from the current smallest size of .5 square meters to 5.1 square meters with no significant impact on the overall mapping of a crop's ...

Dry Tortugas show positive trends: Protected area slowly rebounding

... Sanctuary implemented the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, consisting of 151 square nautical miles of protected marine habitat. A complete report on the ... cells Coral reef habitat surveyed in the Dry Tortugas region = 229,348 square meters (m2) Breakdown of area surveyed = Fish: 221,788 m2; Lobster 6,120 ...

Abandoned farmlands are key to sustainable bioenergy

... Technology . The researchers estimate that globally up to 4.7 million square kilometers (approximately 1.8 million square miles) of abandoned lands could be available for growing energy crops. ...

More sensitive radiology monitoring in the Basque Country

... the level of precipitation. Thus, she defined a dry period (0 litres per square metre), a wet period (whenever rainfall is greater than 0 litres per square metre) and a transition period, that encompasses the period from the end ...
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