Long Island Sound, photo/Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

Long Island Sound, photo/Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

New Haven Register: The area of seasonal hypoxia, or depleted oxygen, in Long Island Sound this summer [2013] appears to be significantly smaller than last year, but it’s too early — and there are too many year-by-year fluctuations — to call it a trend, Sound-watchers say.

The overall area where hypoxia occurred this summer also seems smaller this year than in 2010, which had been the smallest in several years, said Matt Lyman, an environmental analyst for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Water Protection and Land Reuse section.

Read more about the Long Island Sound hypoxia zone.


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