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The second “Blob” appears to be subsiding — for now

This summer the North Pacific was hit with the second marine heatwave of the decade. Mirroring the first so-called “Blob” of 2014, scientists measured ocean temperatures as more than five degrees above normal, across millions of square miles stretching from Alaska to California. The first “Blob” decimated fisheries, caused a mass seabird die-off, and spurred toxic algal blooms up and …

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