CNN: The Pacific has seen its fair share of weird recently — Bay in California “now a massive soup bowl” — “Miles of anchovies, mountains deep” — It’s like none ever recorded… Old timers have never seen anything like this — “We may be experiencing ‘global weirding’” (VIDEO)
December 12th, 2013
CNN, Dec. 11, 2013 (Transcript Excerpts):
Miguel Marquez, CNN: A feeding frenzy along the California coast — like none ever recorded.
Katherine Whitaker, marine researcher: In talking to the old timers, the fishermen who have been out here for 60 years, they’ve never seen anything like this.
Marquez: Monterey Bay now a massive soup bowl, as the locals call it. Feasting humpback whales that should have gone south months ago. What would keep whales like this here?
Whitaker: We’re talking about miles and miles of anchovies, mountains deep.
Marquez: And it’s not just whales, there are sea lions in droves, even killer whales. [...]
Jim Covel, Monterey Bay Aquarium: One of my favorite sayings right now is we may be experiencing ‘global weirding’.
Marquez: The Pacific recently has seen its fair share of weird. An invasion of humboldts [squid] up and down the California coast. Sea lions calves this year dying off in worrying numbers. And in recent weeks disturbingly, sea stars from Alaska to San Diego wasting away, literally melting. [.