Algae bloom size of Mexico in Arabian Sea

Via Science Alert:

“An algae bloom the size of Mexico has appeared in the Arabian Sea, thanks to a growing ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Oman. […]
But what’s really concerning is the fact that these dinoflagellate blooms weren’t regularly seen until the past decade or so, and now are becoming increasingly common around the planet — particularly in the Arabian Sea. […]
A 2008 study in Science found that, globally, dead zones have doubled in size each decade and now cover more than 153,000 square km (95,000 square miles) of the planet’s oceans.”

Image via NASA.