DFO scientist amazed by 'extreme' ocean temperatures

www.cbc.ca, 08 May 2013 15:38

A federal scientist based in Nova Scotia says ocean temperatures off the East Coast of Canada were about two to four degrees above normal in 2012, setting record highs. "On average, it’s probably three to five times the normal variability. So it’s quite extreme," said Dave Hebert, a Canadian scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax. His American counterparts at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. reported sea surface temperatures on the northeastern shelf in 2012 averaged 14 C, the highest temperature recorded in 150 years.

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