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Shifting trade winds behind lack of oxygen in tropical seas

Shifting trade winds behind lack of oxygen in tropical seas

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For decades, scientists have witnessed the oxygen minimum zones (OMZ) in the tropical oceans expanding, reducing the habitat of some types of fish in the process, and now they finally know...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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