Dead Zone in the Bay of Bengal: Strategic Priorities for Bangladesh
Author : Afifat Khanam Ritika
18 Apr 2023

A dead zone, approximately half the size of Bangladesh, has been discovered by scientists in the Bay of Bengal, located at depths of 70 meters and below with minimum oxygen levels. Despite the controversy surrounding its existence, reports suggest that it has expanded to 60,000 square kilometers in the center of the Bay of Bengal.   Dead zones are ocean areas where the water holds too little oxygen to support most life forms.