Aquatic ‘dead zones’ contributing to climate change

Mississippi dead zone in 2006

via Aquatic ‘dead zones’ contributing to climate change.

The increased frequency and intensity of oxygen-deprived “dead zones” along the world’s coasts can negatively impact environmental conditions in far more than just local waters.

The release of nitrous oxides from oxygen-depleted waters can exacerbate global warming, and contributes to destruction of the ozone layer.

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