Giant Dead Zone May Choke Gulf of Mexico JUN 24, 2013 A giant dead zone may suffocate the Gulf of Mexico this year. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded forecast suggested that the dead zone could be one of the top ten ever recorded. The dead zone could cover from 7,286 (approximately the size of Connecticut, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia combined) to 8,561 square miles (New Jersey-sized).
This photo was taken under the bridge that connects Okaloosa Island with Destin, Fl. The water that runs under this bridge out into the Gulf of Mexico is the most amazing color. The color is always changing. On this day, the color was a beautiful emerald green.
This is a juvenile octopod (a paralarval octopod) captured in a trawl between 200 and 400 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico, (Dante Fenolio) | Bringing to Light the Creatures that Spend Their Lives in the Dark (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel