dead zone | definition

  • area within an ecosystem in lakes and near the mouths of rivers where large areas of ecosystems are depleted of their normal flora and fauna
  • these zones can be caused by eutrophication, oil spills, dumping of toxic chemicals, and other human activities

Source:

Clark, M., Douglas, M., Choi, J. Biology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/biology-2e

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