Scientists Report Rare Sightings Of Tropical Species Off West Coast – Earthfix

It appears  we have a ring side seat on the massive climatic change happening right off our coast. For the first time in 65 million years (the last time such a sweeping alternation of the waters occurred so quickly)  we are getting to witness changes that will likely end up altering everything we know and do.  While the politicians do half measures (if even that) in places like the recent Peruvian summit, our ecology is not waiting for us to take the steps needed, and even if we did, the game now is how to live with this change, not stop or reverse it.

Scientists surveying whales and dolphins on the West Coast have discovered unusual species of birds and marine mammals far north of their normal ranges. Experts say fish and wildlife are being drawn northward by unusually warm ocean water. Every few years, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration take a head count of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the ocean off California, Oregon and Washington. Cassandra Profita reports. (EarthFix)

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