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Ocean temperatures were at all-time high in July

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 11:33

Zeenews Bureau

Washington: Temperatures on land and oceans witnessed a huge rise this year in July and the month was the fifth warmest since global records began in 1880.

The temperatures of the oceans across the globe touched an all-time high in July. The temperatures were 0.59 degree Celsius higher than the 20th century average of 16.4 degree Celsius.

The data was released by US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday.

The reason behind the rise in temperature has been attributed to the developing El Nino across Pacific Ocean.

Besides being climate change warning, rising temperatures could even endanger marine life.

First Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 11:33

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