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'Dead zone': Data confirms dire warnings about algae growing in Chesapeake Bay

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Chesapeake bayThree dogs died hours after playing at a pond in North Carolina with blue-green algae. The owners want to bring awareness to others.

Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct.Natural Resources Department data shows an area with little to no oxygen spread to 2 cubic miles (8 cubic kilometers) by late July, making it one of the worst in decades.


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