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Posted: Oct 8 2006, 05:23 AM
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Published on October 6, 2006 by the Inter Press Service 
Marine Scientists Report Massive "Dead Zones" 
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Rising tides of untreated sewage and plastic debris are seriously threatening marine life and habitat around the globe, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned in a report Wednesday.

The number of ocean "dead zones" has grown from 150 in 2004 to about 200 today, said Nick Nuttall, a UNEP spokesperson.

"These are becoming more common in developing countries," Nuttall told IPS from Nairobi, Kenya.

Dead zones can encompass areas of ocean 100,000 square kms in size where little can live because there is no oxygen left in the water. Nitrogen pollution, mainly from farm fertilisers and sewage, produces blooms of algae that absorb all of the oxygen in the water.

Growing global populations, mainly concentrated along coastlines, and the resulting increase in untreated sewage are endangering human health and wildlife, as well as livelihoods from fisheries to tourism, according to the "State of the Marine Environment" report.

"An estimated 80 percent of marine pollution originates from the land," said Achim Steiner, United Nations undersecretary-general and UNEP's executive director.

"And this could rise significantly by 2050 if, as expected, coastal populations double in just over 40 years time and action to combat pollution is not accelerated," Steiner said in a statement.

The report is compiled from a wide variety of government, academic and other sources by UNEP's Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Sources.

In many developing countries, between 80 percent and nearly 90 percent of sewage entering the coastal zones is estimated to be raw and untreated. These wastes contain bacteria and viruses that can contaminate marine species such as shellfish that are consumed by people, Nuttall said.

Studies in the Caribbean Sea have also shown that sewage encourages the spread of disease in corals, ultimately destroying them. Around 80 percent of Caribbean coral has been lost to disease in the past 20 years, report researchers at the University of North Carolina in the United States.

Some cities in the developed world also dump their sewage directly into waterways.

More than one half of wastewater entering the Mediterranean Sea is untreated, as is 60 percent of the wastewater discharged into the Caspian Sea, the UNEP report found.

Unlike the United States and countries in the European Union, Canada has no national standards for sewage treatment for cities. Montreal dumps billions of litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River, while the postcard-perfect tourist city of Victoria, British Columbia dumps all of its waste directly into the Pacific Ocean.

Such waste can contain high levels of toxic chemicals, heavy metals and excreted pharmaceuticals. The latter pose risks that are only beginning to be understood. Emerging research shows negative impacts on marine life from residues of birth control and antidepressant drugs like Prozac even at extremely low concentrations of less than one part per billion.

"The big unknown" is what effect these pharmaceutical residues might have on chronically exposed plants, animals and people, Christian Daughton, chief of the environmental chemistry branch at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has been reported as saying.

Expensive treatment plants are not the only solution to untreated sewages wastes -- coastal wetlands, salt marshes and mangroves can also do the job, Nuttall explained.

"It's important for governments to conserve and rehabilitate these natural features and take their value into consideration in their urban planning," he said.

Plastic is an even more visible environmental concern, killing more than a million seabirds and 100,000 mammals and sea turtles each year, according to previous U.N. reports.

Plastic bags, bottle tops and polystyrene foam coffee cups are often found in the stomachs of dead sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles and birds. Seagulls in the North Sea had an average of 30 pieces of plastic in their stomachs, according to a Dutch study in 2004.

The volume of plastic debris was estimated at eight million pieces a day in 1982 and is unquestionably much higher today, perhaps double or triple that number. About 20 percent of the plastic in the oceans comes from ships or offshore platforms; the rest is blown or washed off the land, according to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.

Plastic debris is now found everywhere, even the remotest regions of Antarctica.

Truly pristine locales no longer exist, writes David K.A. Barnes of the British Antarctic Survey in a recent paper.

"Some surveys have involved the first known visit by man to very 'remote' shores, but our miracle material had long since beaten us there," he wrote.

In parts of the Southern Ocean, marine debris has tripled in volume in the past decade. Barnes has also shown that marine debris is transporting exotic species to locales they could never have reached normally, changing the ecology of some regions.

Most plastics do not biodegrade, they just break up into ever-smaller particles. British scientists have discovered that microscopic pieces of plastic can be found everywhere in the oceans, even inside plankton, the foundation of the marine food chain.

"The problem of marine litter has steadily grown worse, despite national and international efforts to control it," acknowledges the UNEP report.

The report's findings will be officially presented to governments attending a review of the decade-old Global Programme of Action initiative taking place in Beijing, China, from Oct. 16-20.

There have been some improvements, the report notes. Levels of oily waste discharged from industry and cities has, since the mid 1980s, been cut by close to 90 percent. Marine contamination from toxic persistent organic pollutants like DDT and discharges of radioactive waste has also been sharply reduced.

However, larger challenges lie ahead, such as global warming and sea level rise.

"So we have a long way to go politically, technically and financially if we are to hand over healthy and productive seas and oceans to the next generation," Steiner said.

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Dead zones - not only caused by toxic poured into the rivers/oceans - but also by higher water temperatures "alone".


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As the temperature of the world's oceans increases due to global warming, there may be more and more areas where oxygen in the water is either limited or absent, and that could have a deadly effect on huge numbers of marine species, a U.S. biological oceanographer warned a conference on the future of the world's oceans Thursday.

Lisa Levin, who works out of the Integrative Oceanography Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif., told an audience at the University of Victoria that most so-called "dead zones" are caused by excessive levels of nitrogen being dumped into the oceans. Nitrogen is a component of most commercial fertilizers, and rivers carry the residue of these fertilizers from farms to the ocean, she said.

When this happens, she explained, the number of nitrogen-consuming phytoplankton rises. This, in turn, prompts a concomitant rise in the number of microbes that feed on the phytoplankton -- microbes that collectively consume great quantities of oxygen.

As a consequence, the number of man-made dead zones -- areas of the ocean where oxygen is either depleted or gone -- has grown to more than 150 in the last 50 years, some of them several thousand square kilometres in size.

But now, because of global warming, Levin said, it's possible that the number of such zones, where fish that need oxygen can't thrive, could rise even higher." People are only beginning to study these second-order effects of global warming," she said. "But it's certainly an area that's worth watching."

One such zone that has scientists like her puzzled is a 1,000-square-kilometre site off the coast of Oregon -- known as the Oregon Dead Zone -- that appeared mysteriously five years ago. The zone lasts only five months over the summer when the ambient air is at its warmest, but during those five months fish that need oxygen -- all commercially caught species -- virtually disappear from it. Since then, smaller but similar dead zones have been identified off the coast of Washington state as well. And it's possible, Levin said, that that may have something to do with climate change. "We don't know if it's related to large-term climate change, but we need to find out."


Warmer water causes oxygen depletion for two reasons, she explained: Oxygen is less soluble in warm water, and when water gets warmer, a fish's metabolic rate increases." A higher temperature means a higher metabolic rate, which means a greater oxygen requirement," Levin said. The more oxygen one fish needs, the less oxygen there is for others. Warmer air temperatures also could affect ocean circulation, she said, but that needs to be studied further as well.

So far no such dead zones have been identified off the coast of B.C., but if global warming does play a role in creating them, it's possible they could arise here too." We need to watch for signs of change like what we're seeing off Oregon," Levin said. She made her comments on the second day of a two-day conference of international scientists at the university entitled "Are we killing the world's oceans?" Other subjects addressed included ocean acidification, the effects of aquaculture on the environment, and oil and gas drilling in the North Sea.

Earlier, Andrew Weaver, a climatologist at the University of Victoria, and one of the authors of a paper on climate prediction for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told the same audience that ocean temperatures are expected to rise between 2.5 and three degrees Celsius between now and the end of the century. And that, he said, will mean a rise in sea levels of 19 to 58 centimetres, enough to cause "huge disruptions" in the world's low-lying areas, such as Bangladesh, Florida and New Orleans.
That won't be enough to make Richmond disappear, he said, as some climate models have suggested, but it will mean a total collapse of the salmon fishery and all the other species that depend on it.

Also of concern, he said, is what a rising world temperature will do to the ice sheets of Greenland. It is generally agreed, Weaver said, that if the world's ambient temperature increases more than three degrees, Greenland will melt, and that will cause a rise of seven metres in the world's sea levels -- enough, he said, to wipe out large parts of western Europe, Manhattan and low-lying parts of the Lower Mainland."
Beyond that [three-degree rise], its demise is inevitable," Weaver said. "No matter what we do, we've got a seven-metre rise in sea level in the cards."

However, both he and other scientists who spoke at the conference said there is still time to turn things around. That, however, depends on a political and public will to do things differently."Scaring people backfires," Weaver cautioned. "Because when you scare people they throw up their hands and say 'We can't do anything.' But we can. We have to."
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Report: Gulf’s low-oxygen ‘dead zone’ growing
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NEW ORLEANS - Researchers predict that the recurring oxygen-depleted “dead zone” off the Louisiana coast will grow this summer to 8,543 square miles — its largest in at least 22 years.

The forecast, released Monday by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, is based on a federal estimate of nitrogen from the Mississippi River watershed to the Gulf of Mexico. It discounts the effect storms might have.

The “dead zone” in the northern Gulf, at the end of the Mississippi River system, is one of the largest areas of oxygen-depleted coastal waters in the world.
Low oxygen, or hypoxia, can be caused by pollution from farm fertilizer, soil erosion and discharge from sewage treatment plants, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The pollution is carried downstream by the Mississippi and comes from throughout the U.S.

Excess nutrients can spur the growth of algae, and when the algae die, their decay consumes oxygen faster than it can be brought down from the surface. As a result, fish, shrimp and crabs can be forced to move or die, the consortium Web site says.

Eugene Turner, a professor of oceanography and coastal sciences at Louisiana State University who is involved with the report, said it’s tough to determine whether fish are dying because of hypoxia or other factors, such as climatic effects. However, “we really don’t want to mess with this, to make it worse,” he said.

The dead zone usually begins forming in the spring and stays through summer and into the fall. Though the size of the dead zone has shrunk some years, on average it has steadily grown larger, Turner said.

If the prediction stands, it would be the largest dead zone measured since mapping began in 1985, the report says. The consortium has scheduled an assessment of the dead zone for summer’s end.

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Oceanic Dead Zones Continue to Spread

Fertilizer runoff and fossil-fuel use lead to massive areas in the ocean with scant or no oxygen, killing large swaths of sea life and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage
August 15, 2008
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More bad news for the world's oceans: Dead zones—areas of bottom waters too oxygen depleted to support most ocean life—are spreading, dotting nearly the entire east and south coasts of the U.S. as well as several west coast river outlets.

According to a new study in Science, the rest of the world fares no better—there are now 405 identified dead zones worldwide, up from 49 in the 1960s—and the world's largest dead zone remains the Baltic Sea, whose bottom waters now lack oxygen year-round.


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Ocean "Dead Zones" Spreading Rapidly as Humans Pollute the Planet
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