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Shift in Arabian Sea Plankton May Threaten Fisheries
Description: A growing "dead zone" in the middle of the Arabian Sea has allowed plankton uniquely suited to low- oxygen water to take over the base of the food chain. Their rise to dominance over the last decade could be disastrous for the predator fish that sustain 120 million people living on the sea's edge. Researchers hypothesize that a tide of nutrient-rich sewage flowing from booming cities on the Arabian Sea is expanding the dead zone. [Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University)]
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Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University)
Publish Date: 9/9/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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