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Pacific Currents Winter 2016

El Niño: Impacts in California and Beyond

Strong El Niños bring warmer ocean waters and rainstorms to Southern California, impacting people and marine life. The phenomenon is a natural part of our climate cycle.

Read about the history of El Niño, how government agencies monitor and forecast it, impacts on people and marine life, and where to go for more information.

This issue also includes information on the endangered vaquita, a farewell to the Aquarium’s largetooth sawfish, and tips on water conservation and keeping our water supply clean.