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What Causes Oxygen to be Used Up In Deep Waters?

Last Updated: March 15th, 2012

ANSWER (CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW): Bacteria use up the oxygen in the process of breaking down organic matter, like the waste from tiny animals and dead algae. This answer is focused on coastal ocean waters, but generally applies to deep waters in estuaries, ponds, lakes, and slow-moving stretches of rivers.

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