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Hot water body larger than Texas is heading to South America

The hot water body is located east of New Zealand. Credit:

A body of hot water initially formed in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand is heading towards South America.

This week satellite images of the anomaly in the ocean were spread by Climate Reanalyzer, a website developed by the Institute for Climate Change in the University of Maine.

Weather maps show an unusually warm water patch in the Pacific Ocean last Monday.

According to information provided by The guardian, the patch has approximately one million square kilometers and 1.5 times the size of the city of Texas.

What caused it?

According James Renwick, professor of physical geography and climate researcher at Victoria University In Wellington, conditions were caused by a combination of sunny days, high pressures and gentle winds.

Renwick said in a statement to New Zealand Herald:

Sea temperatures don’t really vary too much and a degree [Celsius], more or less, it is a big problem and this area is probably four degrees or more than that above average and that is quite huge. ”

Renwick added:

The center of the body of water could be more than 6 degrees Celsius hotter than average, which makes it one of the warmest places on the planet at this time. ”

The hot water patch is shown in the lower left corner, in the direction of South America. Credit:

In the direction of South America

At the closing note, the information provided by Climate Reanalyzer, showed that the hot water patch was located between New Zealand and southern Chile.

This type of unusual weather pattern, called «marine heat wave», Can affect the distribution and development of creatures that live in the sea, and can even damage ecosystems.

In 2011, according to, a heat wave hit Western Australia, increasing the number of tropical fish and affecting a type of algae that used to inhabit the site.

Between 2014 and 2016, another similar incident later dubbed “The blob»Which consisted of a warm body of water, hit the west coast of the USA.

Relationship with climate change?

Although it is difficult to relate an isolated incident with the climate change, research suggests that, like the terrestrial heat waves they have become more frequent and intense due to global warming, marine heat waves are doing the same.

Image showing the hot water patch next to New Zealand. Credit:

According to a study published by the magazine Nature in 2018, the frequency and intensity of heat waves have increased worldwide by 34 percent and of that amount, 17 percent was between 1925 and 2016. In total the increase of 54 percent was determined in the number of days with marine heat waves.

This is not the first time that a similar event has been recorded in New Zealand (where the current hot water patch was born). In the summer 2017-2018 the waters reached temperatures of approximately 6 to 7 degrees above average. This happened during an extremely hot summer.

Could this hot water body cause sudden changes in the climate of South America? So far no new information has been confirmed, due follow-up must first be carried out in order to make an adequate forecast.

Source: The guardian


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A meteorite that fell in Germany turned out to be a “mini-planet”

Scientists at the University of Münster in Germany identified a celestial body that fell near Flensburg in September 2019. It turned out that this is not just a meteorite, but the “germ” of the planet – planetesimal, the University of Muenster reports.

The space “guest” was discovered by a local resident in his garden. The weight of the fragment covered with a black melted crust was only 24.7 grams.

The find was studied by representatives of one and a half dozen universities and research centers. Analyzes showed that the rock contains minerals, including silicates and carbonates.

It is known that such substances arose at the very beginning of the history of the solar system on small protoplanets, where water was also present. Many scientists believe that it was the planetesimals that once brought moisture to our Earth.

The authors of the study said that this is the first case of the fall of such a cosmic body in Germany. Its age can be 4.56 billion years or more – that is, it is the same age as the Earth. In the past, it really contained liquid water – this confirms the theory of moisture saturated planetesimals.

Scientists intend to continue to study the object. In their opinion, it may reveal unknown details of the history of the formation of planets in the solar system.

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A pair of huge herring kings were filmed in a Japanese port

In Fukui, one of the ports of the Japanese prefecture, two five-meter herring kings were filmed. 

This fish usually lives at depths of 500-1000 meters. in addition they have never been seen in pairs. What caused the deep sea inhabitants to surface, is unknown.

The herring king is also known by the name of a oar fish or ribbon fish. Its length can reach 11 meters.

Fish is often found in shoals of herring in the moderately warm waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans. In August 2019, the grouse was first caught in Russia – in Pallas Bay in Primorye.

This fish is considered a harbinger of tsunamis and earthquakes.

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Ghost Detecting Gadget on sale

Online stores began to offer a “magic crystal”, which serves as a ghost detector. According to sellers, the gadget is able not only to recognize the presence of otherworldly forces, but also to read their intentions. 

The device worth 71 US dollars is an element in the form of a crystal on a short chain. A luminous sensor is built inside, which, according to the manufacturers, signals the presence of a ghost nearby.

So, in normal mode, the “magic crystal” emits green light. However, if the ghost is nearby, the sensor changes it to blue or red. If the first means benevolence or neutrality of the ghost, then the red color indicates the presence of an aggressive poltergeist or banshee. It is clarified that the principle of the gadget is not disclosed. However, despite this, the device will definitely be able to increase the fear of otherworldly forces.

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