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  • Deeper seafloor habitats most at risk from bottom trawling

    Bottom trawling—dragging nets along the sea floor—reduces biodiversity most severely in deeper, species-rich habitats, a study suggests. New research in the Dutch North Sea has shown that this type of trawling had less effect on species richness in shallow areas with coarse sediments. These results suggest that efforts should be made to reduce trawling in these kinds of sensitive ...

  • The bad oxygen conditions in the Baltic Sea continue

    The serious oxygen conditions that have affected the Baltic Sea during the 2000s continue. The oxygen survey performed during autumn 2013 show that 15% of the bottom areas are dead due to total absence of oxygen and about 30% suffer from acute oxygen deficiency. Sad development SMHI have analyzed the oxygen situation in the Baltic Sea during the period 1960 to ...

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