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Ocean's most oxygen-deprived zones to shrink under climate change

August 7, 2014

map of most oxygen-deprived zones Weakening trade winds with climate change are shrinking the size of the Earth's lowest-oxygen waters, in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans. Full Story

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