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Saturday, August 29, 2015

19.9


This juvenile Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) is standing in water that's 19.9°C (67.8°F)!  The photograph was taken on 29 August 2015 at Salmon Creek Beach.  I won't be surprised if the Pacific Ocean off Bodega Head reaches 20°C (68°F) tonight.  Amazing.  (That's more than 5°C above the long-term average for this time of year.)

2 comments:

Alice Chan said...

I've been watching the sea water temperature out there; it's jaw-dropping.

Jackie Sones said...

Hi, Alice,

Yes -- it was crazy to watch the sea water temperatures in 2014, and this year is the same. It looks like it went up to 20°C (68°F) last night, and perhaps over that. The temperatures are literally "off the charts"!