Tropical Species Moved Hundreds of Miles North During Marine Heatwave

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Between 2014 and 2016, parts of the eastern Pacific Ocean warmed as much as 7 degrees Fahrenheit above average during what has been characterized as the worst marine heatwave on record. During the event, scientists began discovering a record number of tropical sea species along the northern California and Oregon coasts, more than 700 miles north of their usual range…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (03-12-2019)