The temperature rise is beneficial for algae, which are poisonous to the local animals.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a report on the special temperature zone formed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of North America.
The average temperature in this area has increased by 5 degrees, and the anomaly is the second largest in terms of its area, recorded during the study period. The temperature starts to rise at a depth of 50 m. The entire water column was warmed up to the surface and the anomaly’s area was several thousand square meters.
This warm zone is dangerous because the temperature increase may become a favorable factor for the large-scale blossoming of the poisonous algae which will, in turn, cause the local fauna’s extinction.
A similar warm wave called Blob, which occurred in the same area in 2014, caused the death of the sea lions and forced the whales to migrate closer to the coast.
Weak winds may be the cause of such anomalies, according to climatologists,
If the current warm wave does not dissipate, the water will continue to warm up to greater depths, and the animals will begin to die, according to the NOAA experts.
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