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Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean-warming events
Description: A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones. Large-scale warming events about 14,700 and again 11,500 years ago occurred rapidly and triggered loss of oxygen in the North Pacific, raising concern that low-oxygen areas will expand again as the ocean warms in the future. [Source: Oregon State University]
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Source: Oregon State University
Publish Date: 11/18/2015
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