Photo: Global Warming to Create "Permanent" Ocean Dead Zones?



Fish and other marine life could experience mass die-offs if global warming continues unchecked, scientists warned in January 2009.

The new study tracked the effects of global warming on ocean dead zones in the eastern Pacific and northern Indian oceans (above) for the next 100,000 years, finding that dead zones could spread and become permanent.

Photograph by James P. Blair


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