Scientists Confirm Florida-Sized Dead Zone in the Gulf of Oman

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Using data collected by underwater robots, researchers have confirmed the presence of one of the world’s largest marine dead zones in the Gulf of Oman, an area that has been largely off-limits to scientists in recent decades due to piracy and geopolitical tensions. The dead zone, an area in the ocean with almost no oxygen, encompasses nearly the entire 63,700-square-mile Gulf of Oman, according to new research in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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