Study finds some West Coast fish can survive in low-oxygen ocean dead zones while others leave

March 16, 2015 11:51 PM

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Study finds some West Coast fish can survive in low-oxygen ocean dead zones while others leave

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say they have found that some fish can survive in low-oxygen dead zones that are expanding in deep waters off the West Coast as the climate changes.

While the overall number and kinds of fish in those zones are declining, some species appear able to ride it out, according to a study published this month in the journal Fisheries Oceanography.

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