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Seawater temperatures in Florida at hot tub levels, experts warn

Posted on AllSides July 26th, 2023
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Water and Oceans, Florida
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Seawater along the tip of Florida has exceeded hot tub temperatures of 37.8C (100F) in recent days, making it potentially the hottest ever measured.

A buoy in Manatee Bay registered triple-digit readings on Sunday and Monday, while buoys in two other places also nearly reached that mark.

The highest ocean surface temperature ever recorded, albeit unofficially, was 37.6C (99.7F) in Kuwait Bay in 2020.

The warming waters threaten marine life and ocean ecosystems like coral reefs.

Scientists have observed bleaching and even death in some of the Florida Keys' most...

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