A recent discovery by scientists shows that there is huge area off the coast of New Zealand that had salty ocean water that is much warmer than the rest of the ocean in that geographical area. This area is the size of the state of Texas and was visible from space after which scientists came to the consensus that it was mysteriously five degrees Fahrenheit Celsius warmer than the rest of the ocean at that part particular latitude.
“The water in the area is about 5 degrees Celsius (about 9 degrees Fahrenheit) "warmer than average for the latitude and time of year.The patch of sea is about a million square kilometers (400,000 square miles), covering an area of ocean larger than the size of Texas.The ocean surface doesn't vary that wildly. One degree (Celsius) is big. So, five degrees is huge,” said James Renwick, a professor and head of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Professor Renwick and his team state that such phenomenons in the ocean are caused by climate change and its consequences and that a similar spot has also been witnessed off the coast of Alaska in the recent past.