“No doubt, we’re in hot water”

The current heatwave impacting large swaths of the country is also driving a spike in marine temperatures.

As scientists around the world sound the alarm about record sea-surface temperatures, a new experimental National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast system predicts that half of the global ocean may experience marine heatwave conditions by the end of summer.

The surface temperatures of about 40% of the global ocean are already high enough to meet the criteria for a marine heat wave — a period of persistent anomalously warm ocean temperatures — which can significantly impact marine life.

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