Friday Top of the Scroll: ‘The Blob’ is back: New ocean heat wave emerges off West Coast
A massive marine heat wave that caused record warming of ocean waters off the West Coast five years ago, sending salmon numbers crashing and malnourished sea lions washing up on beaches across California and other Pacific states, is back, scientists said Thursday.
- Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Heat wave across expanse of Pacific Ocean surface stokes concerns for sea life
- Los Angeles Times: A giant mass of warm water off the Pacific Coast could rival ‘the blob’ of 2014-15
- Orange County Register: New marine heat wave is reminiscent of ‘the Blob’ and scientists, researchers are concerned about ocean impact
- Associated Press: Ocean heat wave off U.S. West Coast could badly disrupt marine life, scientists say