South Florida Waters Hit Hot Tub Temps, May Set World Seawater Record

"The water temperature around the tip of Florida has hit triple digits — hot tub levels — two days in a row. Meteorologists say it could be the hottest seawater ever measured, although some questions about the reading remain.

Scientists are already seeing devastating effects from prolonged hot water surrounding Florida — coral bleaching and even the death of some corals in what had been one of the Florida Keys’ most resilient reefs. Climate change has set temperature records across the globe this month.

The warmer water is also fuel for hurricanes."

Seth Borenstein reports for the Associated Press July 26, 2023.

Source: AP, 07/27/2023