Warming Sign? Larger dead zones form off Oregon coast

By Sid Perkins, 15:56 PM April 15, 2008

Unprecedented recent changes in the yearly pattern of ocean currents off North America's West Coast have wreaked havoc on aquatic ecosystems there. Those changes, which have triggered the formation of large areas of oxygen-poor water along the Oregon shore, may be a troubling symptom of Earth's warming climate, a group of scientists says.

Fisheries along the western coasts of North America, South America, and Africa account for less than 1 percent of the world's ocean area but produce more th...

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