Half a million mussels cooked to death at a New Zealand beach likely because of climate change

Business Insider | Feb 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Hundreds of thousands of mussels cooked to death in New Zealand due to rising temperatures in New Zealand’s oceans.
  • A 2019 report from the New Zealand government supports Ferguson’s theory — climate change has been warming sea temperatures, devastating the country’s native marine plants, animals and habitats.
  • Between 1981 and 2018, overall sea-surface temperatures across New Zealand’s four oceanic regions, including Chatham Rise, the Tasman Sea, subtropical, and subantarctic increased between 0.1 and 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade.