Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ocean Dead Zone in Oregon

Let’s see some pictures at first.
The pictures were taken in Oregon's Ocean Dead Zone.
It is said that the earth has more than 400 dead zones today and the numbers of dead zones doubling every 10 years. The researchers from Oregon State University said that larger dead zones formed off Oregon and Washington’s coast. A research team which is funded by the National Science Foundation and co-led by Barth and Francis Chan of Oregon State University are studying the relationship between climate change and the dead zones’ formation in Pacific Northwest coastal waters. They think there is a strong relationship between climate and dead zones off the Oregon and Washington coasts. It is not similar to other area’s dead zones. The reason is climate change will drive down oxygen content of deep subsurface offshore waters and altering coastal winds.
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