The blob in the ocean was discovered last year, with temperatures one to four degrees Celsius (two to seven degrees Fahrenheit) above surrounding ‘normal’ water, causing havoc to West Coast marine ecosystem and led species to seek refuge elsewhere.
The blob extends about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) offshore, from Mexico up to Alaska, and was 300 feet (90 meters) deep.
A study by the University of Washington found that a high-pressure ridge could be causing the blob, by trapping heat in the water.
Dr. Nick Bond, a climate scientist at the University of Washington, coined the term ‘the blob’ in June. (Read more from “Mystery “Warm Blob” in the Pacific Ocean Could Be Causing California’s Mega-Drought” HERE)