Nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico

by Kenneth R. Blan, Stennis Space Cent, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


Excess nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico are related to at least three important environmental problems: episodic oxygen depletion, sea grass decline, and shifts in composition of biological communities. Important sources of nutrients include: sewerage treatment plants, storm water runoff from urban and suburban areas, agronomic and animal agriculture, and atmospheric deposition.

Subject Headings: Gulfs | Developing countries | Vegetation | Biological processes | Agricultural wastes | Water treatment plants | Nutrient pollution | Seas and oceans | Gulf of Mexico

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search