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Anaerobic Activity Is a Big Contributor in Marine “Dead Zones”

Algae blooms like these create low-oxygen environments around the world. New research could improve predictions of how much these “dead zones” will grow in the future. Credit: Norman Kuring, NASA’s …

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Fishing havens turning into dead zones

Among all the seas, Bay of Bengal is more at risk because it does not have connection with the Arctic ocean which is the coldest,” she added. “Right now, havens for fishing are turning into dead zones …

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Warming climate will impact dead zones in Chesapeake Bay

In recent years, scientists have projected increasingly large summer dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, areas where there is little or no oxygen … In coastal waters, the depletion of oxygen in bottom …

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Our Oceans Are Full of Vast Dead Zones Without Oxygen

Scientists have found evidence that far more of the ocean is made of “dead zones” without oxygen than they previously believed. They studied the chemical signatures left by anaerobic bacteria to …

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‘The ocean is suffocating’: Oxygen dead zones caused by climate change are putting sharks, tuna and marlin at risk

Due to the effects of deoxygenation – the removal of oxygen from the ocean – there are now more than 700 “dead zones” unable to sustain fish that rely on oxygen globally, up from 45 before 1960.

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Sixth year student wins SciFest 2019 with ocean ‘dead zone’ solution

McGrath impressed the judges with his biofilter designed to combat oceanic and freshwater ‘dead zones’. Through his research, McGrath found that eutrophication – an enrichment of water by nutrient …

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Kerry student wins SciFest 2019 with ocean ‘dead zone’ combatting filter

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, a sixth year student from Killorglin Community …

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Ask Scientists: Dead zones and hurricanes

For the sake of this column and yours truly, we’ll try and focus on just this one. So what causes this, or any other, dead zone? You see, the ocean has microscopic algae called Phytoplankton, which …

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From climate mysteries to dead zones, an evolving computer model tackles Puget Sound’s eco-riddles

When scientists tried to understand why some areas were harder hit with the dead zones, Khangaonkar said, “nobody could figure out why … The model highlighted the fact that Puget Sound is not well …

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51% #1575: Attorney Faith Gay; Ocean Dead Zones

On this week’s 51%, meet one of the country’s leading lawyers, and hear how she is handling immigration and other issues; plus a pioneering fish ecologist tells us about how dead zones are impacting …

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