AP cites UMaine Climate Reanalyzer data in article about ocean temperature spike

In an article about a sudden spike in global ocean temperatures, the Associated Press cited data from the University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer showing that from early March to this week, the global average ocean sea surface temperature jumped nearly two-tenths of a degree Celsius, or 0.36 degree Fahrenheit. The Climate Reanalyzer was developed by Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor with a joint appointment in University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine Climate Change Institute. The Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the Sun Herald, the Idaho Statesman, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Phys.org, The Philadelphia Tribune, the Portland Press Herald, CentralMaine.com, WTOP, WLNE-TV (ABC 6 in Rhode Island) and other outlets shared the AP report.