A vast ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Oman is expanding in size, as indicated by researchers who caution that the oxygen-rare territory is awful than beforehand thought and represents a risk to the earth.
The ‘dead zone’ in the Arabian Sea is currently the world’s greatest Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ). About the span of Scotland or Florida, the ‘dead zone’ nearly covers the whole Gulf of Oman, which fringes Iran, Oman, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.
What is a dead zone?
A dead zone is a region of the ocean or a vast waterway that is completely without oxygen. The low-oxygen regions are called dead zones as they can’t support marine life. Fish, animals and vegetation in the zones choke because of the low oxygen levels, while some marine life figures out how to swim far from the region.
Researchers started seeing expanding regions of the dead zone in the 1970s. In 2008, 405 dead zones placed around the world were found by Sweden’s Göteborg University.
What’s the condition in the Gulf of Oman?
The presence of the Gulf of Oman’s dead zone has been known for around 50 years, yet the degree of the zone has just, as of late, been affirmed on account of the utilization of underwater robots, called Seagliders.
The Arabian Sea is the biggest and thickest dead zone on the planet. Be that as it may, as of recently, nobody truly knew how awful the circumstance was on the grounds that piracy and clashes in the zone have made it excessively risky, making it impossible to gather information, as Dr Bastien Queste from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences said. They scarcely have any information gathered for 50 years on account of the fact that it is so hard to send any form of transport there.