Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean-warming events

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image from NASA's map showing the currents and movements of Earth's oceans. Credit: NASA

A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones. Results of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, are being published this week in the journal Nature.