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WRI, Interactive Map of Eutrophication & Hypoxia, accessed on December 2011; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Mediterranean Cumulative Impacts Model, online database, accessed in December 2011.
Uploaded on Tuesday 19 Nov 2013
Hypoxia in the Mediterranean Sea
Hypoxic (low oxygen)conditions can be caused by eutrophication. The decrease in oxygen is due both to algae reducing dissolved oxygen through respiration and the decomposition of dead algae. In extreme cases, oxygen depletion can result in the death of marine organisms.