‘Less Oxygen’ in Warmer Oceans

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A new study conducted by an international team of physical oceanographers managed to demonstrate what many have warned before, that warmer oceans lead to less oxygen, resulting in a limitation of the regions where fishes and other marine organisms are able to live.

Led by Lothar Stramma from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel, Germany, and co- authored by Janet Sprintall, a physical oceanographer at Scripps Oceanography, the study analyzed a database of ocean measurement and concluded that the level of oxygen declined during the last 50 years.