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Speaker to make link between land use and Gulf deadzone
Coulee Region Trout Unlimited
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
THE GULF OF MEXICO dead zone is an area in the Gulf of Mexico where excessive pollution has resulted in an inadequate level of oxygen needed to support life. Dead zones occur where aquatic life is more concentrated, in areas with coastlines inhabited by humans.

COULEE REGION Trout Unlimited (CRTU) will host their last virtual monthly member meeting (before fishing season starts) on Wednesday, April 21, starting at 7 p.m.

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Their April speaker is Nancy Rabalais who will be talking about her work on the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone. CRTU’s work in the Driftless to prevent streambank erosion can help prevent the nitrogen and phosphorous that is responsible for hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen) in the the dead zone.

Nancy Rabalais is a Professor at Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Studies, and the Shell Endowed Chair in Oceanography and Wetlands. Since the mid-1980s, Rabalais has been the driving force behind identifying and characterizing the dynamics of the large hypoxic region in the Gulf of Mexico, which receives excess nutrients from the Mississippi River. 

She serves on numerous boards and panels for federal agencies and national organizations. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union and received the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur ‘genius’ award (2012). She graduated with a B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&I University (1972, 1975) and a Ph.D. (1983) from the University of Texas.