Heatwaves in the Ocean – Really?

We are all familiar with heatwaves in the atmosphere – right? We know them as extreme hot air temperatures that last for at least a few days and which can cause serious heat stress to us as humans, and other living organisms, if exposure to these hot extremes is not managed or mitigated by, for example, rest, shelter, hydration and/or cooling strategies. But what about in the ocean?

Professor Neil Holbrook will outline our current understanding of physics and nature of marine heatwaves.


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