Fish, a key source of sustenance in the region, may find their habitats compressed from deep underwater to just beneath the surface.
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In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding, and scientists say climate change may be to blame.Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive, and the one in the Arabian Sea is "the most intense in the world," says Lachkar, a senior scientist at NYU Abu Dhabi, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.The findings of the 2015 to 2016 study were released in April and showed the Arabian Sea dead zone had worsened in size and scope.And unlike in the 1996 measurements, when the lowest levels were limited to the heart of the dead zone – located midway between Yemen and India – now the dead zone extends across the sea.At NYU Abu Dhabi, Lachkar explains the Arabian Sea dead zone appears to be stuck in a cycle where warming seas are depleting the oxygen supply, which in turn is reinforcing the warming.
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