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Suffocating waters
Description: Take a deep breath and hold it for 30 seconds. Now you know what it's like for fish in a coastal dead zone, a place where there's little or no oxygen in the water, says Robert Diaz. He's a researcher at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point. You can catch your breath after 30 seconds. But in a dead zone animals can't. So fish, crabs and other critters that enter a dead zone will quickly leave. Sea life that can't swim away may suffocate. [Source: Science News For Kids]
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Source: Science News for Students
Publish Date: 6/19/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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