Ocean ‘blob’ of warm water bringing poor food for B.C. wild salmon – CBC


More on climate change science.

A University of Victoria oceanographer studying the so-called “warm blob” of water off the B.C. coast has observed unusual, “squishy” visitors from the south — and that could be bad news for young salmon. John Dower, who just returned from a research cruise north of Vancouver Island, said he saw remarkably high amounts of tiny animals called zooplankton in the “blob,” a huge mass of ocean water about 2 degrees warmer than normal. And the varieties he saw are normally found off northern California — not Canada. (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ocean-blob-of-warm-water-bringing-poor-food-for-b-c-wild-salmon-1.3104681

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