Oceans: Baltic Sea dead zones growing

Summit County Citizens Voice

sdfg Hypoxic areas are growing in the Baltic Sea.

Global warming seen as factor in hypoxia

Staff Report

FRISCO — The Gulf of Mexico isn’t the only place in the world with a dead-zone problem, European researchers says hypoxia is affecting a growing section of the Baltic Sea.

Overall, the dead zones  now total 60,000 square kilometers, more than 10 times bigger than it was in 1900, according to Scandinavian university researchers. The main cause is the same as it is everywhere else — nutrient pollution from land — and warmer ocean temperatures are exacerbating the problem.

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