These days there is a scorching heat in Canada and America. Due to the formation of a heat dome in Canada, the heat of the atmosphere is returning back to the earth. In British Columbia, the mussels, clams and other sea creatures living on the beaches were boiled alive in hot water. Large piles of these creatures are seen rotting along the beaches. The people living nearby are also suffering due to its foul smell.
Professor told the effect of heat on the sea
Christopher Harley, a professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, found decomposing shells of countless dead mussels at Kitsilano Beach in Bangkok on Sunday, CNN reports. Horley is studying the effects of climate change on the ecology of rocky coasts. He told that on June 26-28, the record heat in the area has had the biggest impact on marine life.
Dead bodies piled up on the beach
He told that even before reaching the beach, I started smelling these dead creatures. When I reached there, I was stunned to see the number of dead creatures. Many sea creatures were opened and some were rotting in their shells. Their number was much more than the previous day. The next day, Horley went with one of his students to Lighthouse Park in Vancouver.
These creatures do not survive at 100 degree temperature
Professor Horley has been visiting this park for the past 12 years. But, the devastation he saw this time was never heard or seen before. On that beach too there were heaps of dead oysters, mussel clams. He explained that mussels attach themselves to rocks and other surfaces and are accustomed to being exposed to wind and sunlight during low tide. But, they generally cannot survive at temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for very long.
Heat set a new record in the city of Vancouver
The temperature in the city of Vancouver was 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit on June 26, 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit on the 27th and 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit on the 28th. Harley and his student used a FLIR thermal imaging camera to measure the temperature of the rock they were clinging to. The surface temperature of the rock in that thermal imaging camera was 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Death Valley also on the verge of breaking the temperature record
America’s Death Valley also seems to be living up to its name. In this desert valley of California, the temperature is increasing rapidly towards breaking all its records. On Friday, the mercury crossed 130 degrees Fahrenheit i.e. 54.4 degrees Celsius here. This is only 4 degrees behind the record for the highest temperature ever recorded. Earlier on June 9, 1913, the temperature here was 134 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the highest temperature ever recorded anywhere on Earth. It is a matter of concern that the threat of heatwave is not over on the west coast and the possibility of breaking this record in the coming days is deepening.
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