Sunday, October 29, 2017

Red Sea is warming faster than global average

The world’s warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea’s organisms to cope.

​“The global rate of ocean warming has many consequences for life on this planet. Now we are learning that the Red Sea is warming even faster than the global average,” says KAUST PhD student of marine science, Veronica Chaidez.

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Image: The mean maximum annual temperatures increase gradually from the north of the Red Sea to its south.
Reproduced with permission from reference 1© 2017 Nature Publishing Group