Global Warming Causing Ocean 'Dead Zones' To Grow

November 10, 2014 7:21 PM

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A new study suggests nearly all ocean dead zones will increase in size by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

Dead zones are regions where the water has an extremely low oxygen content, causing any sea creatures that wander into them to die, the Smithsonian reported. Dead zones do occasionally form naturally, but can also be triggered by runoff from farms and cities carrying nutrients such as nitrogen and p...

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