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Large Swaths Of The Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years

It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world’s oceans to warm, rise and acidify.But an equally troubling impact of climate change is that it is beginning to rob the oceans of oxygen.While ocean deoxygenation is well established, a new study led by Matthew Long, an oceanographer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, finds that climate change-driven oxygen loss is already detectable in certain swaths of ocean and will likely be “widespread” by 2030 or 2040.Ultimately, Long told The Huffington Post, oxygen-deprived oceans may have “significant impacts on marine ecosystems” and leave some areas of ocean all but uninhabitable for certain species.

Source: Large Swaths Of The Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years

Again, more resources on the decimation that’s happening in our Oceans. Matthew Long…  add him to your resources.

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