Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters

  title={Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters},
  author={Denise Breitburg and Lisa A. Levin and Andreas Oschlies and Marilaure Gr{\'e}goire and Francisco P. Chavez and Daniel J. Conley and V{\'e}ronique Garçon and Denis Gilbert and Dimitri Guti{\'e}rrez and Kirsten Isensee and Gil S. Jacinto and Karin E. Limburg and Ivonne Montes and Syed Wajih Ahmad Naqvi and Grant C. Pitcher and Nancy N. Rabalais and Michael R. Roman and Kenneth A. Rose and Brad A. Seibel and Maciej Telszewski and Moriaki Yasuhara and Jing Zhang},
Beneath the waves, oxygen disappears As plastic waste pollutes the oceans and fish stocks decline, unseen below the surface another problem grows: deoxygenation. Breitburg et al. review the evidence for the downward trajectory of oxygen levels in increasing areas of the open ocean and coastal waters. Rising nutrient loads coupled with climate change—each resulting from human activities—are changing ocean biogeochemistry and increasing oxygen consumption. This results in destabilization of… 

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