Have you been wondering why we've been seeing sharks in Santa Cruz? Heard about the massive toxic algal bloom off the West Coast? Well it turns out they are related and probably triggered by warm water off the coast.
What do Great White shark sightings near Santa Cruz, a toxic algae bloom from Santa Barbara to Seattle and the collapse of the salmon fishery have in common? They might all trace to a persistent blob of warm water that has been clinging to the west coast since last year.