It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Dead zones appear in oceans

page: 1

log in


posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 03:02 PM
The changing climates on land are affecting oceans in a real bad way.

These "dead zones" occur where there are disturbances to the nutrient-rich ocean currents, which are driven by coastal winds.

Extreme marine suffocations have occurred off the west coast of the US every year for the last five years.

The most intense event, which left the ocean floor littered with the carcasses of crabs, happened in 2006.

It is also happening around other countries.

Other coastal countries including Chile, Namibia and South Africa have also been affected.

The "dead zones" are quite big too.

An even more catastrophic event occurred in 2006 when the amount of upwelling doubled, leading to a huge influx of nutrients and a supercharged plankton bloom.

When these sank to the ocean floor they stripped the water column of oxygen, creating a 3,000 sq km (1,150 sq miles) dead zone, where creatures unable to swim away suffocated en masse.

What do you people think? Pretty scary... I hope it blows over.

posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 04:09 PM
Anything like this?

Ocean vortex "Death trap" discovered

Just a thought, sounds similar.


log in