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Climate change likely to worsen U.S. and global dead zones
Description: Dead zones-coastal regions where bottom waters are so low in dissolved oxygen during the summer that marine life can't survive-are expected to increase in both size and number as climate change intensifies. In shallow, isolated estuaries and coastal seas where dead zones are most common, water temperature is closely linked to air temperature. Because of that connection, ocean scientists predict that global warming will have a significant impact on dead zones in the future, according to a recent study of more than 400 dead zones worldwide. [Source: NOAA]
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Source: NOAA
Publish Date: 2/2/2015
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