Rare Changes In Wind Patterns Bring Unusual Species In Pacific Ocean

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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SJM-WARMOCEAN-1102-10Unusual winds are causing record high temperatures along the West Coast, particularly off California’s Coast.Temperatures are currently 5 to 6 degrees warmer for this time of year, making it the warmest fall in about 30 years. A change in wind patterns, notably no winds blowing in from the north, are stopping the water from cooling down, as it normally would. An endangered sea turtle, normally only found in the warmer waters of Southern California, was found in San Francisco. Fisherman have noted seeing Hawaiian Ono and other warm water species. Whales common to the area have not been spotted and fisherman have noted the waters seem empty and salmon catches are down. Scientists speculate that the normal species will return once the water returns to its normal temperature. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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