Death in August.. An unprecedented heat wave in the waters of the Mediterranean

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caused intense heat In recent weeks already in forest fires and deaths estimated in the thousands in Europe, but the warmth was not limited to land. Unusually warm air, along with shifts in ocean currents as the Mediterranean waters settle, has caused coastal waters to rise several degrees Celsius above the average for this time of year, which ranges from 24 to 26 degrees Celsius.

She said Spanish Meteorological AgencyOn Friday, the waters between the Spanish Balearic Islands and the Italian coast were up to five degrees Celsius warmer than at the same time last year, while it also warned that temperatures around the Spanish coast would be three to four degrees Celsius higher until mid-August. at least.

Reuters quoted the Spanish Ports Authority that the water temperature in Kabudi Jatain the country’s southeastern corner, was the highest temperature in a decade, hitting around 28 degrees Celsius on Monday.

became marine heat wavesHeatwaves, which are less researched and studied than Earth’s heat waves, are more frequent due to climate change, putting pressure on ecosystems already suffering from overfishing and plastic pollution.

Oceanographer Jean-Pierre Gattuso said the water temperature near the French port city of Nice reached 29.2 degrees Celsius on June 25, which is about 3.5 degrees Celsius higher than the same day last year.

explained "This is a record since at least 1994 and very likely (it was a record from an earlier period) before that".

Gattuso said that "The ocean and the sea are like a sponge in relation to heat". Heat waves hit the Mediterranean in the period from 2015 to 2019, which led to the mass death of marine life, according to a study conducted by the Spanish Institute of Marine Sciences this week.

But this year’s heat wave is even worse.

Gattuso said "It’s (ongoing) longer and more intensely (…) Death is likely to come later in August".

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caused intense heat In recent weeks already in forest fires and deaths estimated in the thousands in Europe, but the warmth was not limited to land. Unusually warm air, along with shifts in ocean currents as the Mediterranean waters settle, has caused coastal waters to rise several degrees Celsius above the average for this time of year, which ranges from 24 to 26 degrees Celsius.

She said Spanish Meteorological AgencyOn Friday, the waters between the Spanish Balearic Islands and the Italian coast were up to five degrees Celsius warmer than at the same time last year, while it also warned that temperatures around the Spanish coast would be three to four degrees Celsius higher until mid-August. at least.

Reuters quoted the Spanish Ports Authority that the water temperature in Kabudi Jatain the country’s southeastern corner, was the highest temperature in a decade, hitting around 28 degrees Celsius on Monday.

became marine heat wavesHeatwaves, which are less researched and studied than Earth’s heat waves, are more frequent due to climate change, putting pressure on ecosystems already suffering from overfishing and plastic pollution.

Oceanographer Jean-Pierre Gattuso said the water temperature near the French port city of Nice reached 29.2 degrees Celsius on June 25, which is about 3.5 degrees Celsius higher than the same day last year.

“This is a record since at least 1994 and it is very likely (a record from an earlier period) before that,” he said.

“The ocean and the sea are like a sponge doing to heat,” Gattuso said. Heat waves hit the Mediterranean in the period from 2015 to 2019, which led to the mass death of marine life, according to a study conducted by the Spanish Institute of Marine Sciences this week.

But this year’s heat wave is even worse.

“It’s (ongoing) longer and more intensely,” Gattuso said. “Death is likely to come later in August.”

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