23 June 2015

• Nitrogen Is Killing Our Long Island Sound


“…in recent weeks, excess nitrogen pollution has caused the most horrifying die-offs. The 200-plus dead turtles that washed up on the eastern end of Long Island over the last month? Scientists know they were killed when they ate shellfish poisoned by toxic algae blooms fueled by nitrogen pollution.

” The tens of thousands of dead fish coating Peconic Bay’s beaches? They suffocated when they swam into a no-oxygen dead zone—where the oxygen was sucked out of the water by rotting algae—caused by excess nitrogen’’’.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: StratfordStar

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