Shallow waters off south Florida topped 100 levels Fahrenheit (37.8C) for a number of hours on Monday, probably setting a brand new world document with temperatures extra generally related to sizzling tubs.
The readings have been taken from a single buoy in Manatee Bay, about 38 miles (60 kilometers) southwest of Miami, at a depth of 5 toes (1.5 meters).
A peak temperature of 101.1F was recorded at 6:00 pm, nevertheless it remained above 100F for about 4 hours, official knowledge confirmed.
Jeff Masters, a meteorologist and former authorities scientist, tweeted that whereas there was no official world document for sea floor temperature, a 2020 scientific paper discovered that the earlier excessive may need been 99.7F recorded in Kuwait Bay.
However, added Masters, because the new measurement was taken close to land, “contamination of the measurement by land results and natural matter within the water would possibly…invalidate the document.”
“Except there may be photographic proof that particles was not current, it will be troublesome to (confirm) the 101.F document as legitimate,” he added on social media.
The sauna-like situations could be gratifying for some people, however sustained excessive warmth is devastating for coral reef ecosystems and the species that rely on them.
It comes days after the nonprofit Coral Reef Basis (CRF) mentioned that one reef in south Florida it had been working to revive had been devastated.
“CRF groups visited Sombrero Reef, a restoration web site we have been working at for over a decade. What we discovered was unimaginable — 100% coral mortality,” mentioned the group’s Phanor Montoya-Maya, in a press release.
About 25 % of all marine species are present in, on, or round coral reefs, rivaling the biodiversity of tropical rainforests, in keeping with the US Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Throughout the globe, the Mediterranean Sea reached its highest temperature on document Monday throughout an distinctive heatwave, Spanish researchers advised AFP on Tuesday.
“We attained a brand new document… within the every day median sea floor temperature of the Mediterranean: 28.71C (83.68F),” Spain’s Institute of Marine Sciences mentioned.
The earlier document was on August 23, 2003, with a median worth of 82.86F.
July 2023 is on observe to be the most well liked absolute month on document, in addition to the most well liked in probably hundreds of years, in keeping with NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt.
“We’re seeing unprecedented modifications everywhere in the world,” he mentioned final week, with data being damaged on land and within the sea, and the consequences largely attributable to human-caused local weather change.
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