A recent updated report is available on the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone." Every year sewage and fertilizer runoff creates dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. This year's record flooding is creating a much larger dead zone. The recent updated EPA Science Advisory Board Report aims to limit the mount of fertilizer runoff and urban runoff coming from the Mississippi river.
ENS Story: 2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever
Farm runoff creates ‘dead zones’ offshore, but no national authority is tasked to address them.
Revised EPA Science Advisory Board Report: Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Website