El Niño is Coming

El Niño is Coming
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El Niño is like a big change in the weather that happens every few years. It makes the ocean really warm, which can be bad for the animals that live there. When the ocean gets too warm, it can hurt coral reefs and other things that animals need to survive. It can also make some animals sick and cause problems for fishermen. El Niño can even change the weather all over the world!
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El Niño is like a big change in the weather that happens every few years. It makes the ocean really warm, which can be bad for the animals that live there. When the ocean gets too warm, it can hurt coral reefs and other things that animals need to survive. It can also make some animals sick and cause problems for fishermen. El Niño can even change the weather all over the world!
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El Niño change weather happens ocean warm animals too warm coral reefs survive sick problems fisherman change world
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El Niño is returning after four years and it could harm marine ecosystems that support fishing industries. El Niño causes extreme warming in the ocean, which is already at record highs. This could cause problems for sensitive fisheries and lead to coral bleaching, harmful algal blooms, and other issues. This warming can also affect the ocean floor. Marine heat waves caused by El Niño can cost billions of dollars each year. El Niño is part of a larger weather pattern called the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. When El Niño occurs, a large part of the ocean off the coast of Ecuador warms up by a few degrees, which can change weather patterns all over the world.
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El Niño is returning after four years and it could harm marine ecosystems that support fishing industries. El Niño causes extreme warming in the ocean, which is already at record highs. This could cause problems for sensitive fisheries and lead to coral bleaching, harmful algal blooms, and other issues. This warming can also affect the ocean floor. Marine heat waves caused by El Niño can cost billions of dollars each year. El Niño is part of a larger weather pattern called the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. When El Niño occurs, a large part of the ocean off the coast of Ecuador warms up by a few degrees, which can change weather patterns all over the world.
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El Niño marine ecosystems record highs sensitive fisheries bleaching algal blooms issues affect ocean floor heat waves weather pattern oscillation occurs degrees
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Further Reading

El Niño is coming, and ocean temps are already at record highs – that can spell disaster for fish and corals
El Niño can trigger intense and widespread periods of extreme ocean warming known as marine heat waves. They can devastate marine life.
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