'Dead zone' in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears
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In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast “dead zone” the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame. In his lab in Abu Dhabi, Zouhair Lachkar is laboring over a colorful computer model of the Gulf of Oman, showing changing temperatures, sea levels and oxygen concentrations. His models and new research unveiled earlier this year show a worrying trend. Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive and the one in the Arabian Sea is “is the most intense in the world,” says Lachkar, a senior scientist at NYU Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
'Dead zone' in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears. (2018, July 18). BusinessWorld, p. S2/8.
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