New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the ocean

Posted In Climate Change, News
Aug
15


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The living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean’s oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, according to reports, and marine ‘dead zones’ continue to expand throughout the global ocean.

This deoxygenation, triggered mainly by more fertilizers and wastewater flowing into the ocean, pose a serious threat to marine life and ecosystems…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (08-09-2017)

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