Marine heat wave

CRIRO are forecasting high likely hood of one forming peaking April. 

Not good for the marine enviroment abbs still to recover from the last one 2010/11. 

Might be some interesting fishing in the short term though. last time we had manta's, cobia, plenty of macks etc. 

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26 degrees in the sound

Thu, 2021-01-28 07:58

and river near the south Perth ferry’s  

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Very hot

Thu, 2021-01-28 10:35

 Waters very hot at the moment, was getting temperatures between 23.5-24°c in 40m of water a few days ago, south of rottnest

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 Pgfc Marlin Cup this

Thu, 2021-01-28 09:53

 Pgfc Marlin Cup this weekend. Should be interesting to see if any billfish have followed the warm water down. 

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Next weekend

Thu, 2021-01-28 10:47

It's on Feb 6/7th. 

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It was 25c almost all the way

Thu, 2021-01-28 10:17

It was 25c almost all the way to Jurien last week, retreated a bit now. i was getting 23.5 offshore and 24.5 inshore last week at Lancelin. same time last year was 22.

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Some warmer water

Thu, 2021-01-28 10:49

There has been some warmer water pushing down, none of the SST charts have been showing much above 23.

Need to be a bit careful with your own water temp readings - on a hot day the top 50cm or so can heat up by over a degree through the course of the day. 

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Sea surface charts were

Thu, 2021-01-28 11:40

Sea surface charts were showing 24 last week, 25 north of Jurien but that was low swell hot days, so they were probably picking up the surface layers as well. Been cloud cover and more swell since then. Cyclone is likely to cool things down a bit too further north. 

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Fishing metro just starting

Thu, 2021-01-28 14:49

Fishing metro just starting to heat up last few weeks. Hoping to tick off some sort of trevally type this season 

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 I reckon you will get it too

Thu, 2021-01-28 15:48

 I reckon you will get it too Beau, going by your mulloway skills a few years ago. 

Been pretty good fishing lately just wish I could get out more atm

 

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 The reefs we dive on in

Fri, 2021-01-29 07:46

 The reefs we dive on in Rockingham have only recently shown what looks like a full recovery from the last one. Hopefully it is not destructive. 

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Already here

Fri, 2021-01-29 09:48

The CSIRO rolled out their experimental forecasting model last year and predictions from November are pretty accurate for the Nigaloo to Shark bay area already.

You can read some info here:

https://research.csiro.au/mri-research-portfolio/home/climate-impacts-adaptation/marine-heatwaves/forecasting-marine-heatwaves/

and BOM's outlook for SST looks even grimmer for the coral and seagrass beds, with no respite until after June, here:

http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/oceantemp/sst-outlook-map.shtml