Widespread loss of ocean oxygen will become noticeable in 2030S

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
    Scientists know that a warming climate can be expected to gradually sap the ocean of oxygen, leaving fish, crabs, squid, sea stars, and other marine life struggling to breathe. But it's been difficult to determine whether this anticipated oxygen drain is already having a noticeable impact.

    http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/news/20721/widespread-loss-of-ocean-oxygen-become-noticeable-in-2030s
     
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  3. Schneibster Registered Member

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    Translation: ocean Dead Zones.

    It's worth mentioning why, and conveniently, it's in the article:

     
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