New Marine Heatwave Emerges, Resembles "the Blob"
A mass of warm water, stretching from Alaska to California currently ranks as the second-largest heatwave of the last 40 years, sitting only behind “the Blob.”
Five years ago, “the Blob” devastated sea life along the coast and impacted salmon runs. This heatwave has grown in a similar way, it sits in the same area and is nearly the same size. There is a reason to believe another blob is on the way.
“It’s on a trajectory to be as strong as the prior event,” said Andrew Leising, a research scientist at NOAA...
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