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A 1,000 Mile Stretch Of The Pacific Ocean Has Heated Up Several Degrees And Scientists Don’t Know Why

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Pacific Ocean AnomalyAccording to two University of Washington scientific research papers that were recently released, a 1,000 mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean has warmed up by several degrees, and nobody seems to know why this is happening.  This giant “blob” of warm water was first observed in late 2013, and it is playing havoc with our climate.  And since this giant “blob” first showed up, fish and other sea creatures have been dying in absolutely massive numbers.  So could there be a connection?  And what is going to happen if the Pacific Ocean continues to warm up?  Could we potentially be facing the greatest holocaust of sea life in the Pacific that anyone has ever observed?  If so, what would that mean for the food chain and for our food supply?

For a large portion of the Pacific Ocean to suddenly start significantly heating up without any known explanation is a really big deal.  The following information about this new research comes from the University of Washington

“In the fall of 2013 and early 2014 we started to notice a big, almost circular mass of water that just didn’t cool off as much as it usually did, so by spring of 2014 it was warmer than we had ever seen it for that time of year,” said Nick Bond, a climate scientist at the UW-based Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, a joint research center of the UW and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Bond coined the term “the blob” last June in his monthly newsletter as Washington’s state climatologist. He said the huge patch of water – 1,000 miles in each direction and 300 feet deep – had contributed to Washington’s mild 2014 winter and might signal a warmer summer.

It would be one thing if scientists knew why this was happening and had an explanation for it.

But they don’t.

In fact, according to the Washington Post, they are calling this something that is “totally new”…

Scientists have been astonished at the extent and especially the long-lasting nature of the warmth, with one NOAA researcher saying, “when you see something like this that’s totally new you have opportunities to learn things you were never expecting.”

The following map comes from the NOAA, and it shows what this giant “blob” looks like…

Pacific Ocean Anomaly

According to CBS News, ocean temperatures inside this blob have risen anywhere from two to seven degrees Fahrenheit above normal…

This warm blob, which is about 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 4 degrees Celsius) warmer than the usual temperature for this region, means the winter air that crosses over the Pacific Ocean wasn’t cooled as much as it normally would be. That, in turn, spelled warmer, dryer conditions for the West Coast.

Meanwhile, while this has been going on, scientists have also been noticing that sea creatures in the Pacific have been dying in record numbers.

In fact, last summer I wrote an article entitled “Why are massive numbers of sea creatures dying along the west coast right now?

Since then, things have continued to get even worse.

For instance, it was recently reported that the number of sea lions washing up on Southern California beaches is at an all-time record high…

A record 2,250 sea lions, mostly pups, have washed up starving and stranded on Southern California beaches so far this year, a worsening phenomenon blamed on warming seas in the region that have disrupted the marine mammals’ food supply.

The latest tally, reported on Monday by the National Marine Fisheries Service, is 20 times the level of strandings averaged for the same three-month period over the past decade and twice the number documented in 2013, the previous worst winter season recorded for Southern California sea lions.

And of course fish are being deeply affected as well.  Sardines have declined to their lowest level in six decades, and National Geographic says that a whole host of tiny fish species at the bottom of the food chain are dying off rapidly…

Since the 1950s, researchers every year have dropped nets 1,000 feet (300 meters) down to catalog marine life many miles off California. Most track commercially important species caught by the fishing industry. But J. Anthony Koslow tallies fish often credited with keeping marine systems functioning soundly—tiny midwater bristlemouths, the region’s most abundant marine species, as well as viperfish, hatchetfish, razor-mouthed dragonfish, and even minnow-like lampfish.

All are significant parts of the seafood buffet that supports life in the eastern Pacific, and all are declining dramatically with the vertical rise of low-oxygen water.

“If it was a 10 percent change, it wouldn’t have been worth noting, but they’ve declined by 63 percent,” says Koslow, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

So if the bottom of the food chain is experiencing a catastrophic collapse, what is that going to mean for the rest of the food chain in the Pacific Ocean?

In turn, what is that going to mean for the seafood industry and for the price of seafood in our grocery stores?

Some really strange things are happening on the other side of the Pacific right now as well.

Over in Japan, the media is buzzing about the recent mass beaching of 150 melon-headed whales.  A similar incident was observed just six days before the great earthquake and tsunami of 2011.  The following comes from the Japan Times

The mass beaching of over 150 melon-headed whales on Japan’s shores has fueled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country — the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed over 18,000 people.

Despite a lack of scientific evidence linking the two events, a flurry of online commentators have pointed to the appearance of around 50 melon-headed whales — a species that is a member of the dolphin family — on Japan’s beaches six days before the monster quake, which unleashed towering tsunami and triggered a nuclear disaster.

Very strange stuff.

For our entire lives, we have been able to take for granted that our oceans would always be stable and healthy.

But now it appears that things may be changing.

So what do you think about all of this?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

  • Marc

    With all the radiation being dumped into the ocean from Japan…..And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring

  • K

    I should imagine that level of heat would indicate volcanic action. So add in the radiation, and the pacific is already in the early stages of dying, in some areas. Add in far less produce from California, thanks to the drought. Also the new avian flew infecting the turkey flocks. Which as of today was found in a chicken flock, for the first time. The math just does not look good.

    • K

      Oh, hope your meetings went well Michael.

      • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

        They did. Thank you K. :)

        Michael

        • Bill

          Glad to hear.
          Biggest problem today is even when people are warned of danger ahead they seem to peddle on without any adjustment until they get smacked in the face. First reaction–who to blame.

    • barry oldwater

      Under water volcanic activity would be what I would think might be the cause, with so much here on land increasing why not in the ocean, especially there off of California in the ring of fire.

      • wvbh17

        but wouldn’t that extra activity show up on the seismographs? I mean they are quite sensitive probably recording worm farts lol

    • Mr, Cesium

      Anything but the radiation disaster, Right?

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Magma?

  • JoeThePimpernel

    But… but… but… the science is SETTLED!

    Climate “scientists” have a consensus!

    They know everything!

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Question: since climatologists claim global warming is killing creatures and people, then where are the newly evolved species to cope with it? Darwinian biologists; I’m looking in your direction. And don’t tell me it takes millions of years – that’s physically impractical. If evolution really existed, plenty of people would’ve grown a natural hammer attached to a hand by now (mankind’s been around for many years and used tools – if evolution is a response to environment then why did no one physically evolve for city life. No one did.) Just like the animals, plants, and bacteria in the seas – nothing is physically changing to adapt since this temperature change occurs every several years.

    • Undecider

      And all men would all have 20″ sized junk?

    • Gay Veteran

      bacteria are constantly changing, why else are our antibiotics becoming increasingly ineffective

    • Quetzol-43

      “If evolution really existed, plenty of people would’ve grown a natural hammer attached to a hand by now,”

      Bwahaha, proof that you don´t even understand the thing! -D
      Wanna buy some carbon credits?

  • GetReal4U2

    when you see these signs…look up…for your redemption draws nigh…time is short…

    • rmc9

      …Revelation 8:8-9…

    • krinks

      How appropriate that you speak of the Tribulation while sporting a picture of Mayhem. Well done.

  • Paul

    Really? Nobody knows how or why this is happening? It’s amazing how quickly people forget things when they fall out of the news cycle. One word explains this: Fukushima..

    • rmc9

      …that would be the cause, at least, I think that too…

    • afchief

      Whale farts!

      • Stephanie Liaci Author

        ^^^^ people like this, with no concept of suffering, giggling over disaster. That’s our true downfall. The so-called elite wouldn’t have been able to create such a meaningless destructive reality, destroying the planet to enrich themselves, if the world wasn’t full of this ^^^

        • afchief

          OK, add turtle farts!

          • Stephanie Liaci Author

            Do us all the favor of keeping your assets in the bank or in cash and not worrying at all ;)

          • afchief

            Ok,Ok,add fish farts!!!

    • Quetzol-43

      Hahahaha! No, not even the entire nuclear arsenal of the 1980s could heat that much water.

      • Mr. Cesium

        We are talking about something that is unprecedented in earth’s history. Tons of melted corium that threatens to bring about an ELE as it continues to spread death dealing (full-spectrum) radionuclides world-wide that no nuclear scientist or engineer knows what to do about or have the technology to mitigate nor what the long term consequences will be. So you don’t know either!! All anyone can guess is that billions and billions of Bq’s pouring uncontrollably into the land, sea and air will have some effect and likely adverse. So I wouldn’t rule out rising sea temps just yet. We are all in this global experiment together. Shame on TEPCO and the United States government secrecy policy.

    • Eric

      you got it right, they just love to lie. wait till sept.

      • GPackers

        What’s happening in September?

        • Eric

          all i can say is research, sorry.

        • Joan Camara

          I’m waiting for september too. The 7 year cycle time is up!

    • Stephanie Liaci Author

      No matter what, anyone who says Fukushima has no effect is either an uneducated loudmouth or an educated liar, both equally bad.

    • Michael McDermott

      Issues and answers, small changes create mass effects. food Chain issues, especially for key micro creatures have larger long term effects. adding the stress of Radiation our marine environment has been totally insulted during the Global process of warming and over harvesting. Dead Ocean Syndrome coming to our World soon.

  • DJohn1

    The problem I visualize here is an ever larger feeding of radioactive material into the entire pacific ecosystem,
    That feeding cannot account for it all.
    But chain reactions deep in the planet might. What we have here might be a spark. That spark is setting off a huge fire under the crust.
    What material could do such a thing? Methane comes to mind. Though the exact material of this reaction might not be Methane alone.
    The idea is that under the oceans are huge deposits of material that normally are difficult if not impossible to ignite. Unless you are dealing with something with a temperature of several thousand degrees and enough gas to propagate it.
    Now the fire itself may not have access to oxygen. If that is the case, then it would be a lot less hot than it would seem. So yes, the 7 degree temperature change might be the result.
    All of this is guesswork. Pure speculation. Because until the real geologists and climate people out there go in and figure it out no one really knows.

  • Earth Creature

    The Gates of hell are opening up. That’s where all that heated water is coming from. It’s all coming out of hell. Hell is the center of the earth.

  • SHTF411

    its water from FUKUSHIMA and full of radiation, just wait till it fully hits the west coast, property prices will plummet amongst other things

  • Pam

    An imbecile can see what is happening here and what caused it – if he wants to.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      There ya go…they don’t want to.

  • mistanick

    The most tragic problem is that we can have no trust in the researchers work. Government grants fuel much research and of course the government agencies do their own work also. Who can know if the results are true—-the only truth is that we cannot know the truth in this situation. All findings always come back to the evil of man and global warming, excuse me, climate change now. What I do know is that much research is false and meant to support political ends and evil stripping of the once owned freedoms of men.

    We still have local congressmen who look up in the sky and see no chemtrails, see no harm putting poison in gmo food, see no harm in giving support to drug makers, allowing illegals to stroll across the border and then lavishing government handouts on them.

    We cannot trust the government in whatever it does nor the researchers who take the governments money. We can’t.

  • Kim

    This is bizarre. I haven’t heard anything about it. I can’t help but think of Genesis 6:11- “And the earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God…”

    I know that was written a long time ago but doesnt it apply today
    Too. Sure does. So sad.

  • Quetzol-43

    Michael, remember those ring of fire articles you wrote a few years back?

    Well, that is why.
    I would guess that this was caused by large-scale hydrothermal venting, the water escaping from the crust has chemicals affecting the environement.

  • RageHard84

    I’m surprised no one is blaming global warming.

  • Stephanie Liaci Author

    Why should the elite be called so, when they are such catastrophic failures at maintaining this once bountiful earth? This means more than a loss of seafood, as if that was such a horror. Living creatures are starving to death, not a pleasant way to go. Starfish are literally melting on beaches all along the west coast. It’s beyond horrifying, it’s certainly our fault through one of the many epically disgusting things we do to keep the worthless puke-inducing consumer culture going, and perhaps it signifies our own doom. How unfair life is: the polluters should be out there starving and melting, not creatures who only live as nature made them.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Hope he’ll keep his sense of humor when he and his loved ones are dying horribly along with everyone else on the planet.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Wow, Arnie Lerma! I loved lermanet, learned a LOT about $cientology from you. Glad to see you’re still around!

  • skippy

    Look to HAARP like weapon systems…… they have the capability to do stuff like this.

  • johan mann

    Why is the pacific getting warmer? One word Fukushima

  • Roman

    Simply it is caused by under water volcanos