An increase in marine heatwaves threatens coastal habitats

Asha Bajaj
5 min readJan 19, 2022
Lead author Dr. Piero Mazzini (R) measures ocean conditions during an oceanographic field project. Credit: Oregon State University.

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Heatwaves — like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June — also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heatwaves within the nation’s largest estuary, with dire implications for the marine life and

Asha Bajaj

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