Thursday, February 16, 2017

Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

Amount of dissolved oxygen and changes per decade since 1960 (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
The ongoing global change causes rising ocean temperatures and changes the ocean circulation. Therefore less oxygen is dissolved in surface waters and less oxygen is transported into the deep sea.  This reduction of oceanic oxygen supply has major consequences for the organisms in the ocean.  Scientists have now published the most comprehensive analysis on oxygen loss in the world's oceans and their cause so far.

Read more at Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

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