2017 Was the Hottest Year Yet In the World’s Ocean

Warming ocean waters can have harmful impacts on habitats like coral reefs and sea ice, to name a few.

Sarah Gibbons, National Geographic, January 28, 2018

Oceans aren’t likely to cool any time soon, a new study finds.

In fact, 2017 was the warmest year on record in the ocean, according to researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Their findings indicate a “long-term warming trend driven by human activities.”


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