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New Ocean Dead Zone Found in North Atlantic

Posted on: May 4 2015 - 8:55pm | #0
In: Science
Sergey Katin
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Ocean studies have found several dead zones deep in the Atlantic Ocean. These regions have been given this name because they are devoid of oxygen, which means that most organisms which find their way into them usually die. Most interestingly, perhaps, these barren aquatic environments are usually found near the coast and most often in areas with great use of chemical pollutants and fertilizers from farms, homes, and other businesses. A new dead zone region, though, has recently been found just a few hundred miles of the coast of West Africa, just north of the Cape Verde archipelago. “Before our study, it was thought that the open waters of the North Atlantic had minimum oxygen concentrations of about 40 micromole per liter of seawater,...

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Study Indicates Global Warming Could Render many Species Endangered

While some are still having trouble recognizing that global warming is a very real and constant threat in our world today, its effects are omnipresent. As many cities around the world are experiencing extreme heat and other conditions, one of the most important results of global warming is how it increases the extinction rate. New estimates suggest that as many as...

Posted on: May 4 2015 - 8:48pm | #0
In: Science
Deborah Grace
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

New Ocean Dead Zone Found in North Atlantic

Ocean studies have found several dead zones deep in the Atlantic Ocean. These regions have been given this name because they are devoid...

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Distinctive call helps ornithologists spot a new bird species

An international research team of scientists from China, United States, Sweden, United Kingdom and Vietnam have discovered a new bird...

Undersea volcano erupts off Oregon coast

Source: NOAA.gov

An underwater volcano called the Axial Seamount, 300 miles off the coast of Oregon, has begun spewing lava, resulting in almost 8,000 earthquakes. Though the volcano does not pose any immediate danger, geologists are finding it exciting to study a live volcano in real time. As the earthquakes happened on April 24, scientists could immediately guess that the source could only be an underwater...

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FDA Asks For Evidence on Efficacy on Antiseptics in Health Care Setting

Federal regulators have recently asked for more information on the efficacy of hand sanitizers and other washes used in a...