Deep Suffocation and Climate Change

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Scientists have identified how an ocean "dead zone," an area deficient in oxygen, was created off the coast of Oregon in 2002. Scientists say this event shows how variation in ocean currents and conditions linked to climate change will damage sensitive marine communities. NPR's John Nielsen reports.



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