First evidence of surprising ocean warming around Galápagos corals.
The Ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s. A new analysis of the natural temperature shows that the temperature has been rising. "People didn't know that the Galápagos or eastern Pacific was warming. People theorized or suggested it was cooling,"said lead author Gloria Jimenez.
Scientists thought that a strong water stream of cold waters spared the region from the warming seen in the other parts of the Pacific.