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California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

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A southern Californian coastline. Credit: Chad McDonald/Flickr

The marine heatwave persisted but waned during the year and then burst back to its former devastating glory a winter later, affecting the entire coast, from Mexico to Alaska.

July 14, 2016 — A persistent wash of warm waters off the West Coast, which caused wildlife die-offs and blocked drought-quenching storms from reaching California last year, was caused by the happenstance interplay of natural ocean cycles, research Continue reading California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming