‘Dead zones’ – coming to a coast near you

'Dead zones' - coming to a coast near youBaltimoresun.com The 'dead zone' that's making life difficult in Chesapeake Bay for blue crabs, fish and shellfish has plenty of company, it seems. A new study led by a Virginia marine scientist reports a one-third increase worldwide over the last 12 years in the number of such [...]

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Coastal Dead Zones Are Growing

Coastal Dead Zones Are Growing By Unmesh KherThursday, Aug. 14, 2008; TIME in partnership with CNNThe teal blue area illustrates a dead zoneOver the past two or three decades, scientists have noticed with growing alarm that vast stretches of coastal waters are turning into dead zones — patches of seabed so depleted of oxygen that [...]

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Scientists alarmed by ocean dead-zone growth

Scientists alarmed by ocean dead-zone growth By David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor(08-14) 18:03 PDTSAN FRANCISCO -- Dead zones where fish and most marine life can no longer survive are spreading across the continental shelves of the world's oceans at an alarming rate as oxygen vanishes from coastal waters, scientists reported Thursday.The scientists place the problem [...]

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By Anne Minard, National Geographic NewsAugust 14, 2008"Dead zones" are on the rise, says a new study that identified stark growth in the number of coastal areas where the water has too little oxygen to sustain marine life. There are now more than 400 known dead zones in coastal waters worldwide, compared to 305 in [...]

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Ocean Dead Zones Growing; May Be Linked to Warming

Ocean Dead Zones Growing; May Be Linked to Warming By James Owen, National Geographic NewsMay 1, 2008HYypoxic zones—swaths of ocean too oxygen-deprived to support fish and other marine organisms—are rapidly expanding as sea temperatures rise, a new study suggests. Researchers have tracked a decline in dissolved oxygen levels since 1960 in the tropical Pacific and [...]

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Ocean dead zones become a worldwide problem

Ocean dead zones become a worldwide problem By RANDOLPH E. SCHMIDWASHINGTON (AP) — Like a chronic disease spreading through the body, "dead zones" with too little oxygen for life are expanding in the world's oceans."We have to realize that hypoxia is not a local problem," said Robert J. Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine [...]

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Ocean ‘dead zones’ expanding worldwide: study

Ocean 'dead zones' expanding worldwide: studyAugust 15, 2008; AFP, Washingtonhttp://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5imNw46Qtnbj-iu2kI06tYJoWEVIQ WASHINGTON (AFP) — Oceanic "dead zones" where marine life cannot survive have been steadily increasing over the past five decades and now encompass 400 coastal areas of the world, a US-Swedish study said Friday.The number of these areas, in which aquatic ecosystems disappear due to [...]

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‘Dead Zones’ Appear In Waters Worldwide New Study Estimates More Than 400

'Dead Zones' Appear In Waters Worldwide New Study Estimates More Than 400 By Joel Achenbach--Washington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 15, 2008; Page A02In the latest sign of trouble in the planet's chemistry, the number of oxygen-starved "dead zones" in coastal waters around the world has roughly doubled every decade since the 1960s, killing fish, crabs [...]

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Ocean Dead Zones on the Rise

Ocean Dead Zones on the Rise By BINA VENKATARAMANAugust 14, 2008 Coastal oceans are being starved of oxygen at an alarming rate, researchers are reporting, with vast stretches of water along the seafloor depleted of oxygen to the point that they can barely sustain marine life. The main culprit, scientists say, is nitrogen-rich nutrients from [...]

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