Hot sea water travelled about 11,000km from the western Pacific Ocean before the strongest marine heatwave recorded off WA last

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A Fisheries report into the event stated the warm water passed through the Indonesian archipelago and became the driver of a stronger south-flowing leeuwin current to the south west.
During four months until March, WA sea surface temperatures reached up to 3C above normal, with local increases of 5C and included a 30C reading near Moore River, about 100km north of Perth, on February 27.

Period29 Nov 2011

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  • TitleHot sea water travelled about 11,000km from the western Pacific Ocean before the strongest marine heatwave recorded off WA last
    Media name/outletMelville Times
    Media typePrint
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/11/11
    PersonsBelinda Cannell