Ocean temperatures hit record high off San Diego

By East Coast standards, a water temperature of 78.8 degrees isn’t all that toasty. But it was an all-time record for the Pacific Ocean near San Diego last week.

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have measured the ocean temperature at a pier in San Diego for 102 years – and on Friday Aug. 3, it was warmer than any other time on record.

It was yet another extreme temperature record for a planet that’s seen a slew of them this summer, from 90 degrees north of the Arctic Circle in Finland to a possible all-time record high for Africa of 124 degrees, among many others.

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