Scientists warns that the ocean may run out of breath unless action is taken to rein in climate change and nutrient pollution. The first sweeping look at the causes, consequences, and solutions to low oxygen worldwide was published today in
The international team of researchers, including Mike Roman and Kenny Rose at the Horn Point Laboratory, reveals that the amount of oxygen in the world's oceans and coastal waters
has been declining for at least the past half century as a result of human activities that have increased global temperatures and nutrients discharged to coastal waters. The article highlights the biggest dangers to the ocean and society and what it will take to keep Earth's waters healthy and productive.