Record high bottom temperature set August 30, 2015


On August 30, 2015 the Scripps Pier maximum daily surface temperature was measured at 25.2 C [77.4°F] and was the 6th highest temperature for the 100 year record (highest temperature on record was 25.8 C [78.4°F] for 7/30/1931). Bottom temperature on the same day was also measured at 25.2 C [77.4°F] which broke the maximum recorded bottom temperature since the start of these measurements in 1926.

February & March set record high ocean temperatures


Monthly mean surface temperature records were broken in February and March. The February 2015 monthly mean was 2.99 C above the 100-year February average since records began in 1916. The March 2015 monthly mean was 3.05 C above the average for that month.

February mean bottom temperature also set a record high of 2.77 C above the February average since records began in 1926.

These data are collected as part of the Shore Stations Program and are currently funded by the California Parks and Recreation, Department of Boating and Waterways. Daily measurements are collected by Staff Aquarists and volunteers with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.