May 6, 2021

Heat Wave has Lasting Impacts on Marine Species

John Moran of NOAA and Jan Straley of the University of Alaska Southeast study whales in Prince William Sound. CREDIT ROB SURYAN

When a heat wave swept through the northeast Pacific ocean between 2014 and 2016, it changed the marine makeup of the Gulf of Alaska. The warm water decimated some commercial fish populations. Some species bounced back right away. But a recent study from NOAA finds others are rebounding more slowly. In this radio interview, Rob Suryan, Gulf Watch Alaska researcher, talk about the impacts of the heat wacy on marine species over time.

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