The ENSO cycle is a term that refers to the fluctuations between oceanic temperatures and atmospheric temperatures within the east-central Equatorial Pacific (ranging between 120 degrees West and the International Date Line).
Approximately 10,000 fish will be caught at a time and carried in cages to farms at Port Lincoln—the tuna industry’s home in the state—and be reared for major markets like China and Japan.
So, why is this occurring in a warming globe? And of course it continues to warm with 2020 going down in books as the fourth hottest year on record.
In 2020 alone, 22 cases of unprovoked ‘confrontations’ between sharks and people were reported, incidents that left seven people dead and 10 more injured.
The super storms and wet weather conditions are set to linger on till Wednesday morning, with huge swells gulping up beaches including the popular Main Beach on Byron Bay.
January set the momentum for subsequent months when catastrophic bushfires ravaged through Victoria and NSW, being fueled by extreme heat experienced in eastern Australia at the start of the year.
Queensland has returned a large air tanker borrowed from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS) to support efforts geared towards combating the blaze which had burned for more than six weeks.
Instead, last month went down into records as the hottest November Australia has ever experienced. Elsewhere, a climate body has declared November 2020 as the hottest ever month globally while the United Nations predicts that 2020 will rank among the top three warmest months on record.
La Niña happens when the equatorial trade winds grow stronger, churning ocean surface currents and bringing cooler deep water up from below.
By 3.30pm, the ferocious system had tracked through Caboolture and Redcliffe and into Moreton Bay, with a fresh system in Kilcoy’s west following closely. Another storm system is destined to strike Pitsworth in southwest of Toowoomba by 4.20pm.