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Federal Gulf cod fishery likely to close as warming waters push cod numbers to lowest on record

The latest Gulf of Alaska trawl survey shows the lowest cod numbers on record. That threatens to close the federal Gulf cod fishery which was slated to begin in less than two months. Cod numbers have been declining for four years, and in Kodiak, just a handful of fishermen are still going after cod. It’s another example of how climate …

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NOAA announces a new marine heatwave is shaping up to look like “the Blob”

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Thursday that millions of square miles of water in the Pacific Ocean are heating up. They’re calling it a marine heatwave, and it’s looking pretty familiar. NOAA maps illustrate the similarities between the 2014 “Blob” and the 2019 heat wave event in ocean temperatures (Map courtesy NOAA). This new warming …

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