The Alaska “Blob” Tracker Launched


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The media has recently been filled with a lot of news items about this thing called the “Pacific Blob”, a large pool of unusually warm water off the West Coast in the United States and Canada, reaching as far north as the Gulf of Alaska. To help Alaska media and the public keep up with the latest information, the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) has launched a “Blob” Tracker that features some basic background information and Alaska relevant resource links and current observations. AOOS will maintain the site with contributions from a team of experts and questions addressed on a FAQ page.  The purpose of this blog is to provide the public and media with information about this oceanic occurrence and the Blob’s realized and potential effects on Alaska’s marine resources. To visit the Alaska Blob Tracker, click here or go to

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