13 may. 2015

Devastating 'Dead Zone' Off Africa

Researchers report that for the first time, they are finding areas of extremely low oxygenated water, called "dead zones" off the coast of Africa. The dead zone just measured contains less oxygen than any previously recorded. Dead zones are so named because, low in both oxygen and salinity, within them fish cannot survive and suffer massive die-offs, especially when dead zones approach coastal areas. Virtually no sea life can survive in the one just found off Africa, and, unusual for these formations, it is moving, destroying all life in its path.

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