An increasing lack of oxygen at the bottom of the Baltic Sea is causing animal and plant life to die, with parts of the Gulf of Finland seabed resembling a desert, a European study published on Thursday showed.
"The bottom fauna monitoring gave the worst results so far. An abundant and diversified bottom fauna was now found only at four observation sites of 47 [in the Gulf of Finland]", the Finnish Institute of Marine Research and the Finnish Environment Institute said.
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