Monday, May 05, 2008

Low Levels of Ocean Oxygen Threatens Marine Life

As the globe warms, so do the oceans. Unfortunately, warmer water holds less oxygen. That's bad for marine life. According to a New Scientist report, the drop in ocean oxygen "could massively deplete marine life and fish stocks."

The alarm was triggered this week following a German study that showed oxygen depletion was affecting deep ocean waters. Their findings were based on data stretching back to the 1960s.

It's tough to be a fish these days. As if oxygen depletion weren't bad enough. People are doing a pretty good job of wiping them out. Last November,
the Washington Post reported on an international study that predicted if our current fishing practices continue, "the world will run out of seafood by 2048."

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