From: Ker Than, National Geographic News
Published January 29, 2009 11:29 AM

Global Warming to Create "Permanent" Ocean Dead Zones?

Fish and other marine life could be left gasping for breath in oxygen-poor oceans for thousands of years to come if global warming continues unchecked, scientists warn in a new study.

While previous studies have established a link between climate change and low-oxygen areas known as "dead zones," new computer simulations by Danish researchers suggest the dead zones could persist for millennia and lead to a considerable purge and restructuring of ocean life.

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