The dreaded “blob” may be back in the Pacific Ocean

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A gigantic area of super-warm water has formed again off the U.S. West Coast, threatening impacts on weather and wildlife

A map of sea surface temperature anomalies shows a blob of very warm water off the West Coast of the North America. (Source: Climate Reanalyzer, University of Maine)

Five years ago, a gigantic cauldron of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean wreaked havoc on marine ecosystems and contributed to drought along the western coast of North America.

Dubbed “The Blob

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