Assaults on ocean health

Suffocating the Ocean : Climate and Ocean Health

Ocean breathing From the shallows down to its yawning depths, the ocean gets its oxygen from the surface, supplied either by the atmosphere or from the release of oxygen in phytoplankton through photosynthesis. Scientists have long known that one expected consequence from a warming climate is a¬†gradual¬†drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved into ocean waters as they absorb extra …

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