The Warmest Seas on Record August 4, 2009 : 2:37 PM

According to the Sydney Morning Herald: [Link]

"For as long as people have taken the temperature of the seas they have never been so warm."

"Global ocean surface temperatures for June were the highest since records began, in 1880, breaking the record set in 2005, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration of the United States says."

"The average sea surface temperature for June, measured by satellites and buoys, was 0.59 degrees above the 20th-century average of 16.4 degrees."