Ocean water temperatures hit 102-year high at Scripps Pier

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) —It’s a record! An ocean water temperature recorded at the Scripps Pier is the highest in 102 years.

The record reading of 78.6 degrees (F) was recorded on Wednesday.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers say water temperatures have been rising steadily over the last several years.

Scientists at Scripps have taken measurements at the pier since 1916, as part of the Shore Stations Program, the oldest temperature record on the Pacific Rim.

The warm ocean water temperatures bode well for local fishermen who say fish normally seen in Mexican waters are being caught off the San Diego coastline.

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