Oxygen Depletion Zones In Tropical Oceans Expanding, Maybe Due To Global Warming

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:14 in Earth & Climate

Scientists confirm computer model predictions that oxygen-depleted zones in tropical oceans are expanding, possibly because of climate change. Oceanographers have discovered that oxygen-poor regions of tropical oceans are expanding as the oceans warm, limiting the areas in which predatory fishes and other marine organisms can live or enter in search of food.

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