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Hypoxia in the Mediterranean Sea 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.
19 Nov 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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Mean surface productivity and eutrophic and hypoxic hot spots in the Mediterranean Mean surface productivity and eutrophic and hypoxic hot spots in the Mediterranean
Eutrophic areas are high primary productivity zones due to excessive nutrients and therefore subject to algal blooms resulting in poor water quality. This can also lead to hypoxic conditions. Hypoxia is the condition where oxygen dissolved in water becomes reduced in concentration to a point where is becomes detrimental to aquatic organisms living in the system.
19 Nov 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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