Case 1: Ecuador
December in Ecuador, South America. Fishermen notice that the Pacific
Ocean water is warmer than usual. When they pull in their fishing nets,
they are empty. The fish that normally feed in the colder water have found
new feeding grounds or have died. Sea lions and other animals that feed
on fish are going hungry. At the same time, an unusual number of thunderstorms
have soaked the region. Fishermen know about this strange condition. For
hundreds of years, their ancestors have described the same thing happening
every three to seven years.
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