The Cosmos News
Published on Apr 30, 2018
Pirates and war had discouraged researchers from Arabian Sea, until new mapping was made possible by robots Helped by robots capable of operating in pirate-plagued and war-stricken waters, scientists have discovered that the dead zone in the Gulf of Oman is bigger than Scotland and has even less oxygen than thought, a report in Geophysical Research Letters said over the weekend. And it’s growing. Dead zones fluctuate in size, depth, extent and more, depending on season, weather, water mixing – you name it. But now that research in the geopolitically delicate Gulf has resumed, the gravity of the situation has become clear.