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Monsoon upwelling that gives Mumbai its fish also kills them
Description: Many dead fish washed ashore near Mumbai a few months ago. A seasonal low-oxygen zone forms along India's west coast every year when the summer monsoon brings in oxygen-poor, nutrient-rich waters over the continental shelf. The upwelling coincides with vast amounts of freshwater flowing into the sea due to the monsoon. The freshwater floats atop the saline waters creating a layer of low oxygen water at shallow depths. Many fish are able to flee this choking layer. But others get caught and die. [Source: Times of India] [Source: Times of India]
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Source: Times of India
Publish Date: 2/7/2018
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