Dead oysters along the coast in Washington state, USA after a record heat wave in the summer of 2021 – Photo: PHYS.ORG Blair Paul
The study has just been published in the journal Ecology. This study shows that a heat wave that led to extreme sunshine covered the northwest Pacific at the end of June last year.
Temperatures in the US states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia jumped to 37.8 degrees Celsius. In which, the port city of Seattle (Washington state) recorded the all-time high temperature here at 42. ,2 degrees Celsius on June 28, 2021.
The research team led by the University of Washington compiled and analyzed hundreds of actual observational data to get first full report on the impact of the 2021 heat wave on shellfish.
The large-scale shellfish deaths are due to a combination of factors occurring at the same time, including the lowest tides of the year occurring on the hottest days and on the hottest days of the year, the researchers say. hottest times of the day.
“This analysis gives us a really clear picture of how shellfish are affected by heat,” said scientist Wendel Raymond, lead author of the study from the University of Washington. , commented, and suggested that this may only be part of what happens in reality.