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Ocean heat around Florida is ‘unprecedented,’ and scientists are warning of major impacts

A sudden marine heat wave off the coast of Florida has surprised scientists and sent water temperatures soaring to unprecedented highs, threatening one of the most severe coral bleaching events the state has ever seen. Sea surface temperatures around Florida have reached the highest levels on record since satellites began collecting ocean data. And the warming is happening much earlier than normal – yet another example of ocean heat being amplified by the human-caused climate crisis and the extreme weather it brings. “We didn’t expect this heating to happen so early in the year and to be so extreme,” Derek Manzello, a coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch, told CNN. “This appears to be unprecedented in our records.”

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  • Ford Brodeur

    47 w

    Hi! How is this a Climate warning to The Florida Aquarium? I don't understand how The Florida Aquarium is causing ocean temperatures to rise.

    • Princess

      47 w

      Coral that bleaches won't always die, but there's a higher likelihood of death the longer the heat lasts.

      • johnte ndeto

        47 w

        They should embrace climate awareness and put in place measures to mitigate the same

        • Dawn Stephens

          47 w

          Peehaps people in Florida will start to listen! Climate crisis deniers! We have to Act Now!

          • rosebellendiritu

            47 w

            @dawn_stephens maybe they will act once they are hit by reality.

            • Dawn Stephens

              47 w

              @rosebellendiritu I am really hoping so! Reality is hitting them big time. So they should like everyone else who is not, wake up to the enormity!

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