Ocean Deoxygenation — A Breathless Sea

Lack of oxygen in the ocean can cause suffocation of fish. Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Services/Public Domain

The Ocean is Losing Oxygen

In This Article:

  • The Ocean is Losing Oxygen
  • What Is Ocean Deoxygenation?
  • Do Fish Breathe Oxygen?
  • Ocean Deoxygenation — Yet Another Man-Made Mess-up
  • What Causes Ocean Deoxygenation?
  • What Impact Does Ocean Deoxygenation Have On Marine Life?
  • What Are Dead Zones?
  • Will We Run Out of Breathable Air?
  • What Is The Solution To Ocean Deoxygenation?
  • References

What Is Ocean Deoxygenation?

Do Fish Breathe Oxygen?

Ocean Deoxygenation — Yet Another Man-Made Mess-up

What Causes Ocean Deoxygenation?

1. Climate Change

2. Human Activities

What Impact Does Ocean Deoxygenation Have On Marine Life?

Hypoxia — Breathing Problems

Zooplankton — Destruction of The Food Web

Sight And Hearing Problems

What Are Dead Zones?

Phytoplankton blooms colour the ocean green and blue. Gulf of Mexico, 2009. Image: © NASA

Will We Run Out of Breathable Air?

What Is The Solution To Ocean Deoxygenation?

References

  1. “Manifestation, Drivers, and Emergence of Open Ocean Deoxygenation” Lisa A Levin. Annual Review of Marine Science, Vol. 10:229–260 — January 2018
  2. Drivers and mechanisms of ocean deoxygenation.” 2018 Andreas Oschlies et al.
  3. Causes, impacts and consequences of ocean deoxygenation: Everyone’s problem. IUCN 2019
    https://www.unitgraphics.com/deox/IUCNDeoxreportBOOK15-11-2019.pdf
  4. “Thresholds of hypoxia for marine biodiversity” — Raquel Vaquer-Sunyer and Carlos M. Duarte — 2008
  5. “Effects of acute and chronic hypoxia on the locomotion and enzyme of energy metabolism in Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis”
  6. Mathematical Modelling of Plankton–Oxygen Dynamics Under the Climate Change — Yadigar Sekerci & Sergei Petrovskii 2015.
  7. Seagrasses are a huge store of blue carbon reserves — Karina Collins, Medium

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I work in marketing by day — and pen my thoughts on climate change by night.

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