New Zealand seas in 2018 hottest since records began, dire warning for marine life. (New Zealand Herald, 1/11/2019)
Those scorching seas saw anomalies such as snapper in Fiordland, and Queensland groper around Northland. It also saw high mortality rates for both the salmon and mussel farming industries.
It comes after Niwa announced this week 2018 was the country's second-hottest year on record.
Other 2018 hot spots:
Climate change as a matter of fact: Red-hot summer of record heat in Europe. (8/18/2018)
UPDATE: July 2018 is hottest month ever in California. (8/18/2018)