Bangor Daily News: Jonathan Labaree of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, shared some information about how the 2012 ocean heat wave affected the state. At that time, the Gulf of Maine experienced “remarkable” warm temperatures, he said. The sea surface temperature that year was two degrees Celsius more than usual, according to his institute.
“This was a massive warming event that covered the entire northwest of the Atlantic,” he said. “This was a huge event that had consequences throughout the region.”