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14.10: Physical Factors - Dissolved Gases

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    Dissolved Gases

    There must be sufficient CO2 for plants and O2 for animals or they must: move, adapt or die.
    Most ocean pollutants remove the waters ability to hold CO2 or O2.

    Hypoxia and eutrophification are discussed in chapter 8.

    Hypoxia kills fish
    Figure 14.17. Fish killed by hypoxia (lack of O2).
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