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[Dead Oceans: Lifeless dead zones discovered for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean - TomoNews]

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[Researchers of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany have discovered unexpectedly low oxygen dead zones traveling inside 100-mile-long eddies of swirling water across the Atlantic Ocean. Their discovery was published in the journal, Biogeosciences. The dead zones formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of West Africa. Swirling water creates a wall around the central core of water, disallowing an exchange of oxygen across the boundary between the rotating current and the surrounding ocean. The circulation creates a very shallow layer of intense plant growth on top of the swirling water. As the algae start to die, they sink to the bottom and decompose, which removes oxygen from the water. The depletion of oxygen makes the water unable to sustain any form of marine life. This is the first dead zone found in the open seas. The traveling dead zone is likely to affect people living in Cape Verde, as it may put severe stress on the coastal ecosystems. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus]