"More than 1 billion marine animals along Canada’s Pacific coast are
likely to have died from last week’s record heatwave, experts warn,
highlighting the vulnerability of ecosystems unaccustomed to extreme
The “heat dome” that settled over western Canada and the north-western
US for five days pushed temperatures in communities along the coast to
40C (104F) – shattering longstanding records and offering little respite
The intense and unrelenting heat is believed to have killed as many as
500 people in the province of British Columbia and contributed to the
hundreds of wildfires currently burning across the province.
But experts fear it also had a devastating impact on marine life.
Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British
Columbia, has calculated that more than a billion marine animals may
have been killed by the unusual heat."
Via Doug Senko.
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