A Look into California's Unusually Warm Waters

What do Great White shark sightings near Santa Cruz, a toxic algae bloom from Santa Barbara to Seattle and the collapse of the salmon fishery have in common? They might all trace to a persistent blob of warm water that has been clinging to the west coast since last year, according to research conducted by NOAA and others.  Visit CeNCOOS Governing Council member Mary Miller's (SF Exploratorium) and Nate Mantua's (NOAA SWFSC) great collaborative blog post on this topic to find out more.

Dr. Mantua was one of the featured speakers at the CeNCOOS Winter Meeting this past January.  You can see a video of his presentation that goes more into the specifics of the 2014 (and current) anomalies on the CeNCOOS youtube page.