Dead Sea Beds Rapidly Increasing
A Swedish-American study claims that pollution is destroying huge areas of the oceans’ sea beds - leaving large areas without oxygen or any life.
Swedish marine biologists say they have located 400 dead zones around the world - about the size of Great Britain - doubling in number every decade since the 60’s.
One of the hardest hit is the badly polluted Baltic Sea – especially sensitive because of the slow trickle of oxygen-rich sea water into the Baltic.
Blame is placed on the use of chemical fertilizers, exhaust fumes from traffic and sewage.