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Massive dead zone forming off Oregon and Washington coast

Scientists say a huge dead zone is forming off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. We've seen dead zones before, but researchers say this one will be bigger and much closer to shore than they had anticipated. Back in 2006, crabs littered the ocean floor off Oregon's coast. There were no fish to speak of. It was a dead zone. One of the first researchers had discovered off Oregon's coast. Richard Feely is quoted. 



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