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Bad news! Extreme ocean heat waves are a thing, and they’re getting worse


Things got really strange in the waters off of Southern California in 2015. 

Pacific Ocean temperatures jumped as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit above average, as an unprecedented warming trend stretched from Alaska to Mexico. 

It was a bonafide marine heat wave.

In a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers concluded that since 1925, the number of marine heat wave days increased by over 50 percent annually, and the frequency of the events increased by nearly 35 percent. And our warming climate could be to blame.

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