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Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Environmental hot water? Local ocean temperatures hitting historic highs

Cameron Niven

August 21, 2018

On Aug. 7, Scripps Institution of Oceanography measured the sea-surface temperature of local waters at 79 degrees, which was the highest temperature taken in the 102 years since the institute started taking measurements. Some beaches, such as Solana Beach, recorded water temperatures up to 81 degrees, according to reports. Why are these ocean water temperatures so high? How long are they going to last? How often are they going to arrive? How could they affect future storms and climate?

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