NASA Releases New Map of Aquatic Dead Zones

NASA has just released a new map of oceans showing aquatic dead zones around the world (places where water is so low in dissolved oxygen that sea creatures can't survive, something we've written about a lot in the past), and it's not a pretty picture. You can see the high-resolution version of the map here. Notice how most dead zones are concentrated near densely populated areas (dark brown on the land parts of the map).

 

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