The Dead Zone affects YOU!

The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico and the many other dead zones in coastal waters around the world are damaging the ability of the world's oceans to produce the seafood that you and everyone else desire.
Also, the same nutrients that are creating the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico are causing excessive plant and algae growth in tens of thousands of freshwater lakes through the U.S. The result is stinky, algae-choked waters, and even fish kills. Think about that next time you want to go swimming or fishing!
  Finally, policies to reduce the amounts of nutrients entering the Mississippi River and then flowing into the Gulf of Mexico may affect the prices we all pay for agricultural products, municipal wastewater treatment, and many other goods and services we rely on.
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