‘Blob’ heatwave caused record whale entanglements

A heatwave known as the “Blob” off the west coast of America has caused a 550% increase in the number of whales getting tangled in commercial fishing equipment, new research shows.

The 2014-2016 heatwave in the Pacific Ocean has caused whale feeding behaviours to change, leading to the dramatic jump in the span of three years.

The record-breaking marine heatwave
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