[Image]Professor Harley believes that heat waves may have killed billions of creatures such as mussels.

Professor Christopher Harley, a professor at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Zoology studying the effects of climate change on coastal ecosystems, said on Wednesday that countless mussels rot open on the beach near his home in Vancouver, the state. I found it hanging. When I visited the lighthouse on the opposite bank across the cove on the 5th, the mussels that grew densely covering the rocks were almost dead. The temperature in downtown Vancouver recorded 37 degrees on the 26th, 37.5 degrees on the 27th, and 38.6 degrees on the 28th. The temperature rose further on the coast. The temperature of the water surface examined by Professor Harley with an infrared camera reached 51.7 degrees Celsius. According to the professor, low tide times during this time coincide with the hottest hours of the day, so shallow creatures cannot survive until the tide is full. The heat wave could have killed as many as a billion creatures, including mussels, across the Salish Sea from off Vancouver to off Seattle, he said. If a heat wave, also known as extreme weather, occurs every 10 years, the mussel habitat loses the chance to recover. Experts point out that the impact could spread to the entire ecosystem.