National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
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El Nino

Heating Waters Force Change in Industries That Depend on the Ocean

In Maine, lobsters are heading north and some lobstermen are moving into kelp farming. On the West Coast, fishermen are worried about a blob of warm water developing off the Oregon and Washington coastlines, fearing a repeat of an ocean heat wave that devastated salmon harvests from 2014 to 2016. Mike McPhaden is quoted. 



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