Ocean 'blob' could be responsible for warmer temperatures

I suppose we shouldn't be totally surprised. As the oceans absorb more heat there is no reason to expect the warm water to be uniform - we already have hot and cold currents within the oceans. 

If you’re wondering why British Columbia experienced such a mild winter and early spring, you could maybe blame it on a mysterious “blob” of warm water in the Pacific Ocean.

The anomaly was first detected in 2013 by University of Washington climate scientist Nicholas Bond, who coined the term “blob.” Since the fall of that year, scientists have been tracking a large mass of water in the Pacific Ocean that is 1,000 kilometres long and at least 2 degrees Celsius warmer than usual.