COSEE Ocean Systems: News
We can fix country-sized ocean dead zones. Here's how
Description: Around the world there are more than 400 current dead zones in oceans and lakes, where water contains so little oxygen that aquatic life can't survive. Research has shown, large-scale dead zones are resistant to change. But nutrient reductions in the Chesapeake Bay are starting to improve conditions there. Communities around Lake Erie dramatically reduced its dead zone and toxic algae blooms in the 1970s by reducing phosphorus inputs. Now, however, these issues are resurfacing there - evidence that this problem is an ongoing challenge. [Source: The Weather Network]
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Source: The Weather Network
Publish Date: 5/4/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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