NZ gets another marine heatwave after 2017/18 record

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NZ gets another marine heatwave after 2017/18 record

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Picture depicts New Zealand's record heat wave as seen in late November, 2017. Image / Ben Noll, Niwa

From the story linked below: A recent study led by Salinger touched on some of the most eye-opening effects of the 2017-18 marine heatwave. Around the South Island, fish normally seen in sub-tropical waters arrived; kelp that provided habitat for other fish and marine species died off; farmed salmon failed to thrive – even surfers could wear board shorts instead of wetsuits. Waters of the Tasman Sea ultimately warmed, on average, by 3.7C above normal to reach 20.6C - providing a worrying glimpse of the future.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/running-h ... -heatwave/
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