Low oxygen conditions on coral reefs could intensify by up to 287 pc by 2100: Study

Updated: Mar 17 2023 12:45PM

New Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) Scientists have projected using climate models a substantial increase in cases of hypoxia, or low oxygen conditions on coral reefs, by the year 2100 under all warming scenarios.

According to them, the increase ranges from 13 to 42 per cent under one scenario to 97 to 287 per cent under a more extreme scenario relative to now.

The researchers say that hypoxia is likely to become more common as global temperatures continue to rise and marine heat waves become more frequent and severe.