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What caused the Blob? Scientists conclude, we did

Northeast Pacific Ocean

In 2014, a warm water system — known as the Blob — wreaked havoc in the waters of the Gulf of Alaska. The relationship between extreme weather events and climate change is complicated. But scientists are getting closer to figuring out how the two are linked.

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Nicknamed "The Blob" by Alan Bond. NOAA April 2014
NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division