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Giant red blob of hot sea water the size of Texas suddenly appears off the coast of New Zealand - and scientists warn it could devastate fish and coral
UK Daily Mail ^ | December 28, 2019 | Tita Smith

Posted on 12/28/2019 7:09:17 AM PST by C19fan

A hot patch of water off the eastern coast of New Zealand has created a huge red blob on heat maps as a marine heatwave sweeps the South Pacific Ocean. The blotch stretches tens of thousands of square kilometres and is one of the warmest sea spots on the planet with temperatures of up to 20C. The water is 4C degrees above the average temperature of 10 to 15C, nearing temperatures in the Tropics, which range between 20 and 30C. Professor James Renwick, a weather and climate researcher at Victoria University, said the phenomenon is caused when an area becomes concentrated with sunshine and little wind.

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TOPICS: Local News; Science
KEYWORDS: clickbait; newzealand; oceans
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Godzilla or Cthulhu????
1 posted on 12/28/2019 7:09:18 AM PST by C19fan
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Steve McQueen was unavailable for comment.


2 posted on 12/28/2019 7:10:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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Oh no.....not the sun and wind....

"Could" does not compute.

3 posted on 12/28/2019 7:11:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Stuff like that puts me in the doldrums.


4 posted on 12/28/2019 7:11:29 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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Read the entire article....”It’s a normal ocean event”...NOT climate change


5 posted on 12/28/2019 7:12:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Has he Weather Channel blamed this on humans yet?


6 posted on 12/28/2019 7:12:44 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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There have been several deep earthquakes in New Zealand. Could that be a factor?

DUTCHSINSE Earthquake Updates...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfFOnrbamLc


7 posted on 12/28/2019 7:13:02 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm ( 32:12))
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8 posted on 12/28/2019 7:14:44 AM PST by LouieFisk
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So the water is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Not quite comfortable for swimming.


9 posted on 12/28/2019 7:14:52 AM PST by lurk
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10 posted on 12/28/2019 7:15:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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Lava leak ?.


11 posted on 12/28/2019 7:15:17 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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”It’s a normal ocean event”...NOT climate change.

How DARE YOU! You've stolen my talking point! It IS climate change.

12 posted on 12/28/2019 7:15:36 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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And what does the heat map of air inversions look like?

Tropospheric ducting is a type of radio propagation that tends to happen during periods of stable, anticyclonic weather. In this propagation method, when the signal encounters a rise in temperature in the atmosphere instead of the normal decrease (known as a temperature inversion), the higher refractive index of the atmosphere there will cause the signal to be bent.

13 posted on 12/28/2019 7:18:07 AM PST by ptsal ( Media & DNC word game. It wasn't spying, it was just surveillance.)
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All those lava vents off the coast have nothing to do with it.


14 posted on 12/28/2019 7:19:47 AM PST by dila813
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Would, could, should... the three word most associated with anything the Green Nazi’s say

Stopped reading at “could”


15 posted on 12/28/2019 7:19:59 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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Under water volcano?


16 posted on 12/28/2019 7:21:22 AM PST by al_c (Democrats: Party over Common Sense)
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What does the great Greta have to say about this ???


17 posted on 12/28/2019 7:21:57 AM PST by Mopp4
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There is an underwater volcano by New Zealand.


18 posted on 12/28/2019 7:24:03 AM PST by DejaJude
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Rosie O’Donnell diving?


19 posted on 12/28/2019 7:24:27 AM PST by bwest
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Sigh


20 posted on 12/28/2019 7:24:48 AM PST by Godzilla ( I just love the smell of COVFEFE in the morning . . . .)
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