Why The Pacific "Blob" Causes Concern

Jul 3, 2015

Unusual events related to global warming are not restricted to unexpected weather patterns.

"The Blob" in April. The water is as warm as the water off Baja California.
Credit NOAA

The oceans are very much part of the picture as well. 

Witness: "The Blob," an area of the Pacific about seven degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer than the water around it, first noticed nearly two years ago. 

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University is monitoring "The Blob" and many other climate phenomenon. 

Director Phil Mote and Associate Director Kathie Dello join us, along with NOAA/University of Washington researcher Nick Bond.

Bond is also known as the father of "The Blob."