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Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill | SpringerLink

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill | SpringerLink

The Gulf of Mexico is an open and dynamic marine ecosystem rich in natural resources but heavily impacted by human activities, including agricultural, industrial, commercial and coastal development. Nutrients and pollutants from coastal communities and dozens of rivers flow into the Gulf, including material from the Mississippi River watershed, which drains over one third of continental United States. The Gulf of Mexico has been continuously...

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