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Why The Pacific "Blob" Causes Concern

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

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."
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.